Sensitive periods in a child’s development—when they are ready and able to learn something—are identified through careful observation. Children who show interest in reading, writing or subtraction are given everything they need to progress at their own pace. They are treated as individuals and are not pressured to work beyond their developmental abilities. In our classroom, children develop the ability to concentrate and focus, and exhibit self-discipline as well as an internal sense of order and purpose. Montessori students develop a spontaneous love of learning. Our Montessori teachers challenge children and set high expectations, while allowing each child to progress at his or her own pace.
But it’s the comments from our parents that reveal how special Ann Arbor Children’s House Montessori is, and what a difference it’s made in their families.
Amy, Allison, and Angela give the children the confidence to be curious and independent in the classroom, which is full of thoughtfully chosen and beautifully presented works. The classroom is lovely and full of interesting things to experience. I always want to stay! —Eva’s mom
We can’t thank Ann Arbor Children’s House enough for the individualized education they gave Rishabh—not just making him academically smart but also teaching him practical and social life skills that we could never have done by ourselves. Having an older child who went through a different pre-school program, I can vouch that AACH’s curriculum encompassing academics, social, practical and cultural education is very special. Thanks to Ann Arbor Children’s House for working with Rishabh and laying such a strong foundation for his life ahead. —Rishabh’s parents