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What Happens After Montessori

To Our Graduating Kindergarten Parents

What Happens After Montessori?

Montessori children are unusually adaptable. They have learned to work independently and in groups. Since they’ve been encouraged to make decisions at an early age, these children are problem solvers who can make choices and manage their time well. They have also been encouraged to exchange ideas and to discuss their work freely with others and good communication skills ease the way in new settings.
To facilitate the transition, good communication between the parent and the teachers must be maintained. Montessori parents should visit the traditional schools and prepare the child for whatever will be different.
A good teacher will meet a child at that child’s own level of development and make the necessary allowances for what has already been achieved. It is important for parents to monitor their child’s work in the new academic situation and to keep in close contact with their child’s teachers. Parents and teachers working together can ensure that the child will continue the love of learning acquired in Montessori.
The habits and skills which a child develops in a Montessori classroom are good for a lifetime. They will help him to work more efficiently, to observe more carefully and to concentrate more effectively, no matter where he goes, if he is in a stimulating environment, whether at home or at school, his self-education – will continue.
Research has shown that the best predictor of future success is a good sense of self-esteem. Montessori programs, based on self-directed, non-competitive activities, help children develop good self images and the confidences to face challenges and change with optimism.

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