There is a critical need for a quality preschool to prepare the young children of Greater Fulton for kindergarten. Research shows that children who attend a quality preschool are better students, have larger vocabularies and stronger math skills. Without a quality preschool, our children will enter kindergarten unprepared and further behind their peers, which will perpetuate the cycle of low educational attainment and low paying jobs.
The goal of the NRC Montessori is to improve the social and educational skills of children 2/12-6 years of age. The preschool follows the Montessori Method of teaching, a flexible education system that emphasizes the individuality of each student.
In order to strengthen the ties between the preschool and the child’s home, the NRC Montessori aims to provide parent education workshops throughout the school year. Parent teacher conferences are held twice a year, October and May.
Field trips and visiting teacher workshops are offered throughout the year as enrichment activities and to enhance the learning opportunities for the children. Additional field trips are offered in the summer months to include more fun outings for the children.
The Montessori education model is based on the belief that children are individuals with their own strengths, needs, likes and learning styles, at different paces and at different times of their life. This approach focuses on six areas of learning: sensorial, language, math, study skills, pro-social behavior and self-care. The individualized, student-directed nature of the method allows teachers to serve as guides and allows them to work with children no matter where they are academically, socially or emotionally when they enroll.