The Montessori Method of education is a child-centered educational approach developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, one of the first female medical doctors in Italy. Through extensive scientific observation of how children learn all over the world, she made the discovery that each child is born with a unique potential waiting to be revealed, rather than as a “blank slate” waiting to be written upon. She developed a method and a unique set of educational materials based on her observations, which revealed that children learn best by exploring, by doing rather than watching, and using their senses.
At JIMS, we follow the principles of Association Montessori International (AMI), developed by Dr. Montessori. Our well balanced curriculum is comprised of five distinct areas of concentration:
Practical Life helps children to become independent by building a foundation of basic skills. These activities serve to develop coordination, increase concentration, build confidence, and encourage task completion.
Sensorial area allows children to develop and refine their senses in order to discriminate, categorize, and make classifications in the environment.
Mathematics helps children to learn numbers, symbols, the decimal system, mathematical operations, and basic number facts by using manipulative materials in a practical and concrete way.
Language includes oral language, written expression, reading, grammar, creative dramatics, and children’s literature.
Enrichment activities expose children to art, music, movement, different cultures, geography, and history.
The purpose of a Montessori education is to offer the child an environment where he can develop independence, confidence, motivation and critical thinking skills that will prepare him to be a social collaborator who is eager to explore the world around him.
Jordan International Montessori School in Austin offers top rated bilingual Mandarin Chinese – English Montessori and Chinese immersion programs for toddlers 18 to 36 months, and preschool – kindergarten 3 to 6 years serving Austin, Cedar Park, FM 620 & HWY 183, 78726.