Empire Montessori is a well-established preschool-chain with bilingual (English/Chinese) programs since 2009. Our mission is to help children achieve their full potentials by focusing on the sequential steps of learning. We dedicate ourselves to the self-creating process of children with self-correcting and sequential materials and a trust in the children’s inner drive to learn all stem from Montessori’s work.
Born in 1870, Maria Montessori is a famous physician and educator from Italy who is well-known for her Philosophy of Education. She was the first woman to receive a medical degree from the University of Rome and she later developed a unique method of education which we continue to use in our educational settings today. She observed and worked with mentally-disturbed children – from that experience, she created a system of manipulative materials to help children interact with the world around them. Her method became successful and it continually gained popularity throughout Italy and the rest of Europe and Asia.
The goal of the Montessori Method is to help a child reach his or her full potential in the different aspects of life. It involves activities that promote the development of social, emotional, and physical coordination skills which pave the way for cognitive development and the fulfillment of intellectual academic milestones for the child. The curriculum requires passionate and well-trained teachers who will allow the child to experience learning in an enjoyable and meaningful way. This process ensures the development of self-esteem for the child as he or she continues to become more and more confident while gaining new skills at his or her own pace.
School Philosophy Statement
Empire Montessori Preschool believes that children are born with their own unique skills and they are naturally interested in learning about the world around them. Their formative years are a sensitive period for learning skills in movement, language, and peer interaction which helps children become more involved in their family environment, the school, and the rest of the community.
The Montessori Method of Education is essentially the foundation for the child’s natural inner discipline. It teaches caring and respect for others as well as respect for one’s self. The curriculum fosters a rich and healthy environment where children can make use of special learning tools and materials developed by Dr. Montessori. These tools have been designed to help facilitate the total development of each child’s unique method of gaining new skills and learning.
Montessori Learning Environment
Our learning environment and the activities we lined up for your child reflect the Montessori philosophy. It promotes self-directed learning for children – from the classroom set-up, the learning materials used, to the social setting that we create. Educators will provide the necessary resources, and introduce opportunities for children to learn in a safe and supportive environment. In this way, the educator and the child will form a trust-based relationship which develops the child’s self-confidence and encourages him or her to try new experiences.
Famous people who had Montessori Education in their youth:
- Larry Page and Sergey Brin – founders of Google
- Jeff Bezos – founder of Amazon.com
- Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis – former first lady (John F. Kennedy)
- Prince William and Prince Harry
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez – Nobel Prize winner for Literature