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  • Montissori Child Development ages 2-6
  • Private School
  • Pre K - 1st Grade
  • Licensed Child Care
  • Pre School

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Balas Montessori Program Information Member of the United Montessori Association Licensed by the California Department of Social Services License #153808746 (Preschool and Kindergarten) License #157750002 (Toddler Development Center) Small class sizes of 24 or less Ages 2 through Kindergarten Hours of operation: 7 AM-5:30 PM (Early drop off available upon Director's approval) Monday through Friday Available programs: T/Th M/W/F M-F Please call 760-375-8261 (Preschool and Kindergarten) 760-608-7482 (Toddler Development Center) for more information The Purpose of Montessori Education Dr. Maria Montessori believed that no human being is educated by another person. He must do it himself or it will never be done. A truly educated individual continues learning long after the hours and years he spends in the classroom because he is motivated from within by a natural curiosity and love for knowledge. Dr. Montessori felt, therefore, that the goal of early childhood education should not be to fill the child with facts from a pre-selected course of studies, but rather to cultivate his own natural desire to learn. In the Montessori classroom this objective is approached in two ways: first, by allowing each child to experience the excitement of learning by his own choice rather than by being forced; and second, by helping him to perfect all his natural tools for learning, so that his ability will be at a maximum in future learning situations. The Montessori materials have this dual long-range purpose in addition to their immediate purpose of giving specific information.