The Montessori method is an enormously powerful, confidence-building approach to early education that focuses on a child’s immense capacity to absorb information when learning is driven by his or her own curiosity.
Charlotte Preparatory preschool is based on Montessori principles because we believe this is the most successful method to teach young children, and the most effective way to enable them to reach their full potential. Studies comparing outcomes of children educated at Montessori pre-schools with children who attended traditional pre-school programs indicate that Montessori preschool curriculums lead to significant advantages in academic and social skills upon entering elementary school.
Our teachers are degree-educated and Montessori certified. We are members of the American Montessori Society and follow its guidelines as a basis for our program. Our preschool is also accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS).
A child’s early years – from birth to six – is the period when he or she has the greatest capacity to learn, and the greatest appetite for knowledge. It is what we, as adults, do during these critical years that lay the foundations for all of their future learning, including their sense of themselves, their confidence, self-esteem, respect and interest in the people and world around them. We truly are educating them for life.