33 years of experience
The Montessori Education Center, founded in 1982, is a private school serving more than 85 pre-primary, kindergarten, and first grade children each year (ages 2-7). All of our lead teachers are Montessori Certified and collectively have more than 33 years of experience at our school. We are conveniently located minutes off of the 5 freeway in Anaheim. Our school is dedicated to Dr. Maria Montessori's philosophy on early childhood education, with an emphasis on the carefully prepared classroom environment that fosters knowledge, independence and a life-long love of learning.
Dr. Maria Montessori was a physician and educator who dedicated her life to understanding the most effective ways in which children attain knowledge. In our multi-age classrooms children are encouraged to progress at their own pace and to make daily decisions about the work that they choose to do. As the child builds upon their successes, they develop confidence and independence alongside their academic accomplishments. We strive daily to provide each child with the emotional, behavioral and cognitive skills they need to reach their individual potential.
"The first aim of the prepared environment is, as far as it is possible, to render the growing child independent of the adult. " - Maria Montessori Once the teacher has prepared all of the materials for a new lesson, a student, or small group of students, will be presented with didactic learning materials that will drive the lesson forward. Following the presentation, the child may practice independently until they are comfortable enough to present it back to the teacher. At this point, the child is essentially self-teaching. Maria Montessori states that, “The greatest sign of success for a teacher... is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist." In their presentation of the work, the child learns self-discipline and confidence while retaining the new information.
Areas of the Montessori Classroom
Our emphasis is placed on excellence that seeks to instill a desire to keep learning, to be self-motivated and self-disciplined and to believe in one's self-worth.
Fun themes for Summer and Winter classes
Meet our staff
Director - Montessori Teacher