"The Secret of good teaching is to regard the child's intelligence as a fertile field in which seeds may be sown, to grow under the heat of flaming imagination"
— Maria Montessori
At Indigo Montessori we value a healthy and sustainable approach to early childhood education and care and we are dedicated to providing a safe and welcoming community that fosters your child’s social and educational development.
It is our belief that positive relationships are crucial in creating a sense of belonging. Guidance is provided based on sensitivity and respect, with an emphasis on promoting each child’s self-esteem and self-concept.
Our role is to listen with empathy and respond with understanding to the children, their families and each other.
Our Team aims to support you and your child to feel like part of the family and put to rest any of those uncertainties which can come from not knowing what to expect.
Our educators will listen to you at all times, we welcome and value your input. The members of the Indigo Montessori team have been carefully selected to create an environment of compassion, to encourage young people on their journey of learning.
Montessori is a method of education that is based on self-directed activity, hands-on learning, and collaborative play. In Montessori classrooms, children make creative choices in their learning, while the classroom and the educators offer age-appropriate activities to guide the process.
Although Montessori was originally designed for children 3 years and older, the experts in the field have devised a curriculum for the infants and toddlers that is both age and developmentally appropriate. In the “traditional” curriculum, Montessori outlined different learning areas in which to present activities/experiences to the children in order to meet their developmental needs as well as to stimulate their interests.
Some of these learning areas include Practical Life, Sensorial, Geometry, Mathematics, Language, Biology, Geography as well as Art.
The prepared environment serves as the third teacher and provides the children with multiple activities that allow each child the opportunity to acquire, practice and master different skills at their own pace and based on their own interests.
Another essential element of the Montessori philosophy is sensitive periods. Montessori sensitive periods refer to a period of time when a child’s interests are focused on developing a particular skill or knowledge area. During what Maria Montessori describes as the child’s absorbent mind, birth to age 6, is when most sensitive periods occur.