The children busy themselves with their chosen “works”. A three year old carries his chosen grasping activity using two hands and ﬁnds a table. Nearby a ﬁve year old can be seen conﬁdently helping her younger peer with a counting lesson. The children of mixed ages sweep, spoon, color and spell according to their individual interests.
The young child seeks to participate in the grown up world. Allowing a child to participate in household chores such as sweeping and dusting helps the child to feel independent and important. The Montessori classroom provides an environment full of such tasks, or “works”. It is through work and meaningful activity that the young child gains the self conﬁdence that will make him successful in life.
There is so much potential for joy, growth and learning in the preschool years. Parents such as Lauren and Tony Walker can attest to what a difference early childhood education can make: “We have thoroughly enjoyed having Pinewoods jump start our daughter's imagination and her education, and truly appreciate the community it has invited us to be a part of.”
Pinewoods Montessori is currently enrolling toddlers and preschool students for the 2012-2013 school year.