Encino Montessori School Preschool and Kindergarten
Developed by Dr. Maria Montessori in the 1900’s, Encino Montessori, Montessori on the Blvd., offers a program based on the premise that each child is born with a natural curiosity for life and its surroundings. Children learn best by using their senses and having the freedom to explore with materials that are part of a prepared environment. All of the materials at our Encino Montessori are designed for the children to use individually. All materials are carefully made to self teach children. The overall goal is to motivate and stimulate a child’s natural desire to learn.
The Montessori Method is fundamentally a model of human development and an educational approach on that model, which has two basic elements. It is believed that our approach assists with a child’s ability to engage in psychological self-construction by means of interaction with their environments. Children, especially under the age of six, have an innate ability to absorb psychological development. Based on Dr. Montessori’s observations, our Encino Montessori program provides our students the opportunity to choose and act freely within their environment and act spontaneously for optimal development. She saw universal characteristics in human psychology, therefore, by combining these human tendencies as driving behavior in every stage of development, the Montessori Method came to be. There are four planes of growth in human development (birth to six years, from six years to 12 years, from 12 years to 18 years and from 18 years to 24 years). Within each of these planes, Montessori observed different characteristics, learning modes, developmental imperatives and educational approaches.
Call Montessori on the Blvd. for more information 818.881.8844.