The teachers were very sensitive with recognizing his strengths and weaknesses and supported him whenever needed. They gave him a lot of time to explore the classroom and to get in contact with the Montessori materials. Our son learned his first words and sentences in English and Bosnian from the teachers. We were deeply impressed by their regular and professional progress reports. Our son was very well prepared for the change over to the Children House class after two years in the Transition class.
Former Bloom parents, Heike Link and Clemens Zvacek, Germany
At Bloom Children's House preschool, children ages 3 to 6 work independently or in small groups on specially designed, age-appropriate, resources that foster independence and a love for learning from an early age in the following areas: Activities of Everyday Living, Sensorial, Numeracy, Literacy, and Knowledge and Understanding of the World.
A child who acquires the basic skills of reading and mathematics in this holistic learning environment has the advantage of beginning his education without pressure, boredom or discouragement.
Montessori believed that children learn best by doing, not by passively accepting other people's ideas and pre-existing knowledge. Her approach was designed to individually accommodate each child's unique abilities and accompany their natural inner urge to learn and develop.
By pursuing his individual interests in a Montessori classroom at an early age, a child gains an early enthusiasm for learning, which is the key to becoming a truly educated person. The teacher works towards developing the child's sense of order, concentration and coordination.
The Children’s House program uses the Montessori philosophy and method to help children aged 3 to 6 grow in all developmental domains (cognitive, physical, social and emotional). Children work independently or in small groups on self-chosen didactic materials from the following areas: Activities of Everyday Living, Sensorial, Numeracy and Arithmetic, Literacy and Knowledge and Understanding of the World (geography, zoology, botany and art, etc.).
Children learn control of fine movement and master gross motor skills through play and movement. Children also participate in music and creative expression.
They become confident in their ability to interact with others and will learn to be contributing members of a classroom community.