Here are some things to consider when looking into a Montessori education at Triangle Montessori Academy (TMA) education for your child.
1. Different learning types: Montessori is suitable for all children. The materials offer opportunities to learn visually, aurally, through touch, and verbally. The teacher prepares and connects the child to the environment which is full of beautiful materials to explore and the children learn through discovery.
2. Does your child need to plan? Planning their day is something Montessori children learn. Some children need more guidance than others, but a TMA Montessori teachers are able to guide children who need more assistance to organise their work.
3. What if my child moves around a lot? If you enter a Montessori classroom, it can indeed be quite quiet. The children seem focussed on their activities without the teacher having to raise their voice. However, the children are also allowed to get up and move around the classroom.
4. What is your family approach? While Montessori education at TMA is suitable for all children, Montessori is not for all families. Montessori schools are most suited to children in families where there is respect for the child, the parent set few but clear limits, and the child learns to respect and follow these limits.
Triangle Montessori Academy is a Cary preschool emphasizing art, mathematics, practical life, Spanish, yoga, meditation, and music. The private, year-round school was founded in 2008 and accepts children from 18 months old up to six years old. The school is a member of the American Montessori Society and all teachers are AMS-certified. Students at the school are exposed to Montessori-style teaching approaches, including individual learning according to each child’s style and pace, multi-age classrooms that allow children to advance when they are ready, and a nurturing of students’ natural curiosity.
For more information, call 919.463.7770, or visit our Website at www.trianglemontessori.org.