At Columbia Crest Montessori we prepare a flourishing environment for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergartners where they develop skills necessary for a productive and fulfilling life. The best of the academic curriculum is worthless if the child does not develop inner discipline, integrity, and respect for others and oneself. In today’s world of moral degeneracy, these goals may seem out of reach, but they are more important than ever before. The young person who faces the world of tomorrow armed with self-confidence and self-discipline is far more likely to achieve success and happiness. They will be prepared to meet any challenges that the “real world” may present, and will hopefully bring to that world a bit of peace and joy they experienced in our child friendly environment.
"Montessori” when done well is a beautiful blend and perfect balance of freedom and structure. We understand that maintaining this delicate balance is one of the most challenging and rewarding aspects of our job. It is on that foundation of freedom and structure that a child builds discipline.
At Columbia Crest Montessori we believe that every child is born with a unique set of skills and each one has an inherent drive and ability to learn. We are committed to provide secure, caring and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially.
We believe the experience at Columbia Crest Montessori will nurture a joy of learning that will help prepares them for further challenges. Our carefully prepared environment at Columbia Crest Montessori is designed to facilitate the development of the children’s independence and sense of personal empowerment. This is a children’s community. They move freely within it, selecting work that captures their interest. In a very real sense, even smaller children are responsible for the care of their own child-sized environment. When they are hungry, they prepare their own snacks and drinks. When something spills, they help each other carefully clean up.