"Whoever touches the life of the child touches the most sensitive point of the whole which has its roots in the most distant past and climbs towards the infinite future."
At Morning Star Montessori, an established nursery school in Pretoria, we strive to give your child a well-balanced education at all levels of development, for each child to gain the ability to solve challenges, to use freedom wisely, to respect himself/herself and others, and to take joy in learning and living.
At Morning Star Montessori we see each child as an individual and take our responsibility to help your child in building the foundations for a lifetime of creative learning very seriously.
The activities and environment provided by Morning Star Montessori stimulate and help develop a love of learning, an abiding curiosity in one's surroundings and a desire to discover and do things for oneself.
Morning Star shares its core set of values with many other 'authentic' Montessori schools all over the world. These include:
- The belief that children are motivated intrinsically and that they will succeed when their learning activities incorporate movement and opportunities for independence.
- Children will become self-disciplined when they are empowered to choose learning activities designed for specific developmental learning needs.
- Each classroom is a respectful community of mixed age learners.
- Classrooms and other school spaces are learning environments prepared with curriculum materials.
- Teachers are educated and certified as Montessori teachers or are well on the way to becoming so.
- Parents understand and support the purposes of the school; they are partners in the learning experience.
Excerpt from: “The Montessori Way "– An education for life by Tim Seldin & Paul Epstein Ph.D.
Morning Star is a founding member of the Southern African Montessori Association (SAMA), a body that ensures quality standards in Montessori schools throughout SA. Morning Star's Pricipal, Jenny is a past president of SAMA.
Morning Star is a member the Pretoria Preschool and Playgroup Association. nursery school in pretoria.
All quotes in this website are Dr. Maria Montessori' s own words.