As parents, we all want the best for our children. We want to give them the best of everything and help them get the most out of life. We want them to get the best education, have the best friends, the best family, we want to provide for them, and teach them how to someday provide for themselves. But it can be hard to know what is best for our children.
For first time parents, especially, knowing what is best for your kiddo can be difficult to figure out. Should you send them to daycare while you continue to work or should you be a stay-at-home parent? Should you let your child eat all those childhood goodies or should you keep them on a strict diet? Should you send your kiddo to public school or private school? Or what about a Montessori school?
At Montessori School of Chantilly, we can help make sure your child gets the best education during their first few years of life. While there are so many questions concerning what’s best for our children, there is one decision that should be simple, choosing a Montessori over a public school.
There are many reasons why you should consider a Montessori education for your kiddo and in this blog, we are going to list a few of those reasons! If you are currently trying to decide the best next step for your little one, continue reading this blog. It could lead you to the decision to enroll your child at Montessori School of Chantilly.
Focuses On Child
In the Montessori environment, the programs and lessons are more child-directed than teacher directed. Your child will learn based on their interests and at their own pace. In public early childhood educations systems, the children learn by following lessons from the teacher and engaging in different tasks that they are told to do. This is not a negative thing, but everyone learns differently and has different interests. While your child will learn the basics in our school that they would learn in a public school, they will have more freedom to learn at their own pace and in a way that is most beneficial to them. Our teachers will monitor children and note how they are improving and how they are developing in this setting.
At Montessori School of Chantilly, we offer enrichment classes to our students that will broaden their love for learning, interests, curiosities, and help them develop physically, emotionally, and socially. These classes will give your kiddo a head start when they move on to grade school and will help them find new interests and be more aware of the world around them. These classes include:
- Music & Movement
- Dance Class
- Art Class
These classes will teach your little kiddo a ton of new, fun, and interesting things, from how to say hello in French to what awesome dance moves their little feet can handle. These classes are fun for the children and allow them to get a different understanding of themselves and their interests. You can read more about the benefits of these enrichment classes in one of our previous blog posts!
More Than Academics
At a Montessori school, your child will learn so much more than just color, number, letters, and the likes. They will learn about the environment, about themselves, and about others. Montessori education focuses a lot on the children as a whole. Your child will learn the importance of respect for themselves, their peers, and the environment. They will also engage in different activities that help them develop the important skills that they will use throughout all of life, like social skills, motor skills, emotional skills, and more. With an education like this, your kiddo will be prepared to take on the world one year at a time!
Makes Learning Fun
While public schools can make learning fun too, teachers do not have the freedom to teach differently or take a look at different subjects. In a Montessori school, the lessons and activities are more child-directed, allowing the children to explore what they find interesting and keeping them excited about what they learn. One of the main goals of any Montessori school is to encourage and foster a natural love of learning. We push our students to question the things around them and explore their curiosities. When your kiddo is part of our Montessori school, they will come home every day excited to tell you everything they learned.
We Are Accredited
One reason that you should choose to enroll your child in Montessori School of Chantilly over other Montessori school is that we are an accredited school. Our school is AdvancED® accredited, as well as accredited by the Virginia Department of Education. We are proud of our school and everything the teachers put into making this school a better, more stimulating place for your children to learn and grow. When you drop your kiddo off at our school each morning, you will know that they are getting the best education in a fun and caring environment. That is why you should choose Montessori School of Chantilly.
Hopefully, we made it easier for those parents out there who are unsure what the next best step is to decide on your child’s start in education. Schedule a visit to our school to see all our words in action! Montessori School of Chantilly is the right choice for you and your kiddo. Contact us to learn more and get any questions answered.