Montessori at Vaudrin Academy

Is your child aged between 18 months and 4 years old?

Do you want your child to learn in a multilingual environment?

Is having an education program designed for the challenges your child will face in the 21st century interesting to you?

Imagine entrusting your children to a progressive, scientifically developed teaching method created by a medical physician and educator. Imagine that your child benefits from the latest research in education and the study of the brain—also called neuroscience. While respecting and applying the brilliant work of Dr. Maria Montessori, Academy Vaudrin delivers a 21st century version of the world-renowned method that has revolutionized education.

What does this mean for your child?

For over 100 years, there have been ample “anecdotal” cases of the varied positive effects of the Montessori method on students’ development worldwide. By using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and other scientific evaluation tools, Dr. Montessori’s method has finally been given the solid scientific proof to show its lifetime benefits such as emotional maturity, better social skills, focus, engagement and self-control. Research also shows that Montessori educated children are, on average, ahead in most areas of development.

Respecting a child’s natural development

The Montessori approach is child-centered – encouraging children to be independent and learn on their own. Parents and educators often make the mistake of initially placing too much emphasis on reading, writing, and mathematics. They think that if their children can do this, they will surely succeed. This is NOT what research shows. Humans need to go through the right developmental stages to fully develop. and materials must be presented to them in a logical way – from concrete to abstract and from simple to complex. Pushing a baby to walk before he is completely ready to do it on his own, forcing numbers and letters on a toddler, or asking a young child to write her name with a large marker will only lead to holes in their development.

Consider the following…

  • How can your daughter print, if she is unable to place her fingers in the right position to hold a pencil correctly?
  • How can your son reach his full potential without having the self-confidence needed to take on challenging tasks because he hasn’t learned that mistakes are a necessary part of learning and growing?
  • How can a child be ready for school if they have not had the practice needed to develop what researchers have repeatedly proven are the real skills needed for learning such as: Self-control, patience, mental flexibility, impulse control, perseverance, creativity, autonomy, etc.

Is Montessori at Vaudrin Academy the right fit for my child and my family?

Does your child:

  • have an inner drive and desire to be independent?
  • thrive with less structure?
  • enjoy working in small groups?
  • enjoy learning through exploration of his five senses – taste, sight, touch, smell, and hearing?
  • sometimes work on a puzzle or activity with an incredible amount of focus and concentration?

Do you:

  • want your child’s innate curiosity, imagination, and exploratory instincts to bloom and flourish at his own pace?
  • encourage your child to make choices and to take responsibility at home?
  • want your child in a nurturing child-centered community based on mutual respect and empowerment where you child’s self-reliance, responsibility and independence will be fostered?
  • support cooperation rather than competition?
  • want your child to develop a relationship with his teacher that spans over a few years and is collaborative and strong?

As a parent, are you ready to support your child and his teacher in a non-traditional approach to learning?

If you answered yes to most of these questions, your child is likely to be well-suited to our Montessori setting. If you want your child to explore at school, if you want your child to be in a beautiful, harmonious environment where every child’s interests and needs are at the core, then consider joining us at Vaudrin Academy.

At Academy Vaudrin, our educators are trained to know and think about your child’s complete development, not only their ability to mindlessly repeat numbers and letters, recognize symbols such as a, b, c & 1, 2, 3, or memorize words that impress the neighbours. The advantage to your child is that through a solid cognitive, social, emotional, spiritual, and physical foundation, he will establish a bedrock on which to build a lifetime of learning, happiness, and true success.

Montessori is a unique educational approach that nurtures a child’s intrinsic desire to learn. Similar to Vaudrin Academy’s approach throughout the school, Montessori focuses on the whole child—his cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development.

Since Montessori is based on a child’s natural development, this type of education is right for children of any age. Introducing your child to Montessori as early as possible puts her on the right path to becoming a confident, self-motivated learner which is imperative for your child to thrive in the 21st century.

The Montessori Material

In a Montessori environment, children learn by exploring and manipulating specially designed materials. Each material teaches one concept or skill at a time and lays a foundation from which students can comprehend increasingly abstract ideas. The educator may gently guide the process, but the goal is to inspire rather than instruct.

Children work with materials at their own pace, repeating an exercise until it is mastered. Have you ever noticed how your child can do the same thing over and over again and never seem to get bored? Then all of a sudden, your child moves on to something else. He has understood this concept and is ready to learn something new.

Children work with materials at their own pace, repeating an exercise until it is mastered. Have you ever noticed how your child can do the same thing over and over again and never seem to get bored? Then all of a sudden, your child moves on to something else. He has understood this concept and is ready to learn something new.

During your visit, you will notice that the classrooms are beautifully prepared. You will notice that there are curriculum areas that invite your child through sequential arrays of lessons to be learned. As students work though sequences, they build and expand on materials and lessons already mastered. At the same time, they are developing qualities with which they’ll approach every future challenge: autonomy, creative thinking, and satisfaction in a job well done.

Montessori teaching materials engage all the senses, which is important since children have different learning styles. The beautiful material is also inviting for children. Students learn by doing and are free to move about – an advantage for those who need to move about more. Each child has the latitude to learn at his own pace, without pressure to meet formal standards by a predetermined time.

Tracking Your Child’s Progress

Your child’s Montessori educator will closely observe his progress and readiness to move on to new lessons. Progress is evaluated either through oral questions or alternatively, by having your child teach the lesson to a fellow student. You will regularly be informed of your child’s progress in relation to his own development and to developmental norms.

During the school year, you will be invited to visit your child’s class to observe him demonstrate his competence in a variety of skills. We encourage both parents to engage in these visits.

Like many new parents, you may wonder why Montessori doesn’t endorse grading, if only to motivate students to work hard. However, grades, like other external rewards, have temporary effects at best. Instead, Montessori education nurtures your child’s intrinsic motivation to learn, create, and do satisfying work to prepare your child for a lifetime of enthusiastic learning.

During your visit, you will notice that the classrooms are beautifully prepared. You will notice that there are curriculum areas that invite your child through sequential arrays of lessons to be learned. As students work though sequences, they build and expand on materials and lessons already mastered. At the same time, they are developing qualities with which they’ll approach every future challenge: autonomy, creative thinking, and satisfaction in a job well done.

Montessori teaching materials engage all the senses, which is important since children have different learning styles. The beautiful material is also inviting for children. Students learn by doing and are free to move about – an advantage for those who need to move about more. Each child has the latitude to learn at his own pace, without pressure to meet formal standards by a predetermined time.

Come see for yourself how Montessori at Vaudrin Academy can set your child on the right path to happiness and success.

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