Welcome New Families!
Guardian Montessori Academy offers a complete Montessori based curriculum for age groups starting from 12 months to 6 years old. Our parents can choose from 3 different programs (Full day, School Day, and Half-Day). Please call 904-770-2045 or email to schedule a tour.
This is our toddler/transition program beginning from 12 months to 3 years. This is the time we aid children in developing focus and sustained attention. Teaching them completion of work – to begin a task and completing it and making them self-reliant is especially important. A lot of emphasis is given on hand eye coordination, motor skills, and control of the body. Potty training is an important part of the toddler/transition program.
This is our Early Childhood stage – 2.5/3 -5 years. Every child contains unique and boundless potential; the role of the teacher is to guide children and help them develop on their own terms. After a child is assessed [challenging points in the different areas], the teacher starts working. Different areas – Language, Math, Cultural, Science, Sensorial, and Practical life are emphasized in the classroom.
Starting from 5+ the Kindergarten curriculum is introduced. Around this time the teachers are focusing on moving from the concrete to the abstract. Lot of emphasis is given on writing and math concepts. Work hours get longer and children are prepared for the area public, private, and charter schools.
To assist a child we must provide him with an environment which will enable him to develop freely.
Respect all the reasonable forms of activity in which the child engages and try to understand them.
To stimulate life, leaving it free, however, to unfold itself-- that is the first duty of the educator.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.