The Benefits of Montessori Education at Brooksfield School

At Brooksfield School in McLean, VA, our Montessori approach for children from toddler care to kindergarten offers a unique and highly effective educational experience. Here are some of the key benefits of Montessori education, supported by research and observed outcomes: 1. Better Academic Outcomes Children who participate in Montessori education tend to achieve better academic…

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Do Montessori Schools Give Homework?

Montessori education, a unique approach developed by Dr. Maria Montessori in the early 20th century, emphasizes a child-centered environment that promotes self-directed learning, hands-on experiences, and collaborative play. Unlike traditional education systems, Montessori schools like Brooksfield School foster an environment where the intrinsic value of learning is celebrated and the natural development of children is…

Crafting DIY Learning Tools for Preschoolers

Introduction The early years of childhood are pivotal for shaping lifelong learning habits. Embracing Montessori-inspired strategies at home can significantly enrich a preschooler’s developmental journey. This guide explores how parents can craft and choose appropriate Montessori materials for enriching at-home learning. Understanding Montessori Principles At the heart of Montessori education is the concept of fostering…

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Fostering Independence in Preschoolers: Embracing Montessori-Inspired Strategies

The early years of a child’s life are pivotal in shaping their independence, a core aim of Montessori education. This approach nurtures self-reliance and decision-making skills, essential for personal growth. This article delves into practical strategies inspired by Montessori principles to enhance independence in preschoolers. Understanding Montessori Principles Montessori education emphasizes learning guided by the…

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How the Hands-On Montessori Approach Helps with Technology

Isn’t it curious that quite a few people who have gone on to impact the world of technology received an early education that did not include the use of computers? According to an article published by the Montessori Society AMI UK, many of the titans of Silicon Valley attended a Montessori School at some time during their formative…

How Do Montessori Schools Grade?

Montessori educational system believes that we can best support our students in exploring their interests and learning more about the world. This impacts every choice we make with our curriculum, including with our grading system. Montessori schools typically use very different grading processes than traditional schools. Rather than relying on an average grading system, where…

Stimulating Creativity in a Montessori School

As many parents and teachers are coming to realize, creativity is a key part of a child’s development. Creativity promotes problem-solving and social skills and often leads to a more successful and fulfilling career. It’s no surprise, then, that many parents want to send their children to schools that cultivate creativity. Unfortunately, traditional education systems…

Sensorial Learning and You

Growing minds need constant sensory input. This sensorial focus is at the heart of the Montessori education. It stimulates the child’s five senses: touch, taste, sight, smell, and hearing. It allows them to study and experience their world in a meaningful way.  Sensorial learning activities help children explore shapes, colors, textures, sounds, tastes, and smells….