At Nia House Montessori we create a prepared environment to foster the development of the child’s whole being. There are three elements that we believe are conducive to establishing such an environment:
- Teacher supporting the child’s development as an academic guide
- Allowing the child’s natural curiosity to direct his/her learning
- Promoting respect for all things and all people
The students learn to use the environment to find answers to their questions. In order for students to construct knowledge, they need the opportunity to discover for themselves and practice their skills in the Montessori environment. Working with Montessori materials creates an opportunity for individual discovery and the construction of knowledge to occur.