Oakridge Montessori Schools

Preschool/Kindergarten Information & Guidelines

Our Goals

We strive to help the individual child develop fully through his/her work, according to the teaching of Dr. Maria Montessori, the founder of the "Montessori Method". The following are areas of development you can expect to see in your child.

  1. A joy of Leaning
  2. Learning through discovery
  3. Independence
  4. Self-confidence
  5. Self-discipline
  6. Concentration
  7. Attachment to reality
  8. Love of order
  9. Ability to choose
  10. Enjoyment of quiet

During the first few weeks of school, changes you may see in your child are:

  1. Desire to take own coat on and off, and to hang it up.
  2. Interest in cutting of bread, vegetables, and fruits.
  3. Love of cleaning and care of the environment; orderliness; interest in putting away toys.
  4. Ability to concentrate on a task of play.
  5. Love for useful activities and strong desire to "do it myself'.