I love Montessori preschool
My oldest son attended a traditional preschool class in Baltimore, MD, which I was really pleased with. I couldn't imagine anything more exciting, until I placed my middle son, at age 3, in a Montessori preschool class.
I never saw anything so adorable. When I came to his classroom for a parent's activity, he poured me a drink by himself from a glass pitcher.
When he finished eating his snack he got a little broom to clean the crumbs from his area.
Everything in the classroom was child-sized. Little brooms and mops, small shelving units, little tables and chairs. This was a totally child-focussed place!
He could do all sorts of sorting, math and fine motor activities I had never seen before. He gained so much confidence in the course of that year.
He was so happy and successful and developing so many skills in Montessori, that I signed him up to continue in the program the next year.
And I signed myself up too. I went from a marketing career to a career as a Montessori teacher (about the last job I would have ever imagined doing) and loved every minute of it. My little daughter came into the class when she turned 3 and she loved it, too.
We are definitely a Montessori family!
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