"Scientific observation has established that education is not what the teacher gives; education is a natural process spontaneously carried out by the human individual, and is acquired not by listening to words but by experiences upon the environment. The task of the teacher becomes that of preparing a series of motives of cultural activity, spread over a specially prepared environment, and then refraining from obtrusive interference." - Maria Montessori
At Columbia Crest Montessori, teachers focus on the child as a person, not on the daily lesson plan. Teachers lead children to ask questions, think for themselves, explore, investigate, and discover. Our ultimate objective is to help students learn independently and retain the curiosity, creativity, and intelligence with which they are born.
Preschool is the first and the most significant step in the life of a young child. It is at this juncture that we come along to help this transition as smooth as possible. At Columbia Crest Montessori we are committed to provide a nourishing and enriching environment for young children. This is the place where young kids are equipped with all the tools they need to flourish in their elementary years - learn how to follow directions, interact with others, and work in a group or part of a team and relate to grownups who aren't their parents.