The Role of the Guide

At Children’s Workshop, we refer to our teachers as guides. The primary tasks of a Montessori guide are to:

  • Awaken the child’s spirit and imagination
  • Encourage the child’s natural desire for independence
  • Help the child develop the kindness, courtesy and self-discipline that will allow her to become a full member of society
  • Model for the child how to observe, question and explore ideas independently

To achieve these goals, the guide must first prepare a beautiful, orderly environment that provides the necessary variety of purposeful activities for the child. The guide then will observe the children to know their individual needs and interests and directs the children toward work appropriate for them. Knowing how to observe constructively and when, and how much, to intervene, is one of the most important talents the Montessori guide.

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What makes Montessori education unique?

In Montessori, we follow the child rather than follow the curriculum. A Montessori school is completely child-centered -- we teach each child according to their specific needs to help them reach their full potential.
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A Parent’s Perspective

"Our experience at Children's Workshop has been fantastic. The program is a true Montessori program, different from the chain programs that call themselves such. The staff is well prepared and loving. The children learn to become a part of a social family, while thriving academically. As parents, we have benefited not only from the school, but also from the fellowship with other parents. It is a joy to have found Children's Workshop Montessori! I highly recommend it!"
Owner's Manual for a Montessori Child