The Montessori classroom is designed to incorporate practical life, sensorial (learning through the senses), mathematics, language, botany, zoology, geography, cultural studies, art, and music.
The Morningside Montessori classroom is a fully equipped, authentic classroom designed for children ages 3-6 (Children’s House).
A child’s capacity to learn with independence and become self-directed is limitless.
The environment in a Montessori classroom is carefully prepared with this capacity in mind. A child at age 3-6 is, guided to choose and free to work with the materials that are scientifically designed to teach a child through movement and tactile discovery (as children are meant to learn). The classroom is carefully prepared to give the child a rich learning experience in the most essential early years.
Trained Montessori teachers along with Montessori materials help to foster independence, concentration and increase curiosity, as well as prepare students to be life long learners. Mainstream materials and methods that limit self-learning and curiosity are not used.
Because music, art, and dance bring so much richness to our lives, these subjects are also explored on a daily basis.
About the Teachers
Miss Jane has spent the past 30 years helping children discover their abilities and talents. She began her love of the Montessori method when she began homeschooling her own children 27 years ago in Oregon and in Colorado. As her last three children were in a public Montessori pre-K school, she began to seek formal Montessori training. She was trained and certified at Montessori Idaho Training Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho under Lori Roth, M.S.
Miss Jane spent her 2005-2006 internship year with Miss Donna Looze, M.S., MCI trainer, St Nicholas School, London England.
Miss Jane continues advancing her training and certiﬁcations through The Montessori Foundation (AMI), Northwest Montessori, and AMS. She loves the life long pursuit of learning and teaching by completing Montessori Courses in Special Needs, Math, Early Literacy, Observations and Art courses.
Miss Jane is also a trained birth doula, cranial-sacral massage therapist, as well as an Early Childhood Music and Movement teacher. She has studied at BYU, University of Utah, Portland State, PCC and ISU. She is the mother of nine children.