Personal Philosophy on Education
Inspired by Montessori
I truly believe that Early Childhood Education is the foundation for the future. That is why I am so passionate about teaching and learning every day, how to become a better educator and supporter for my students. I want to be the best that I can be so that I can help them to be the best people they can be all throughout their lives. Not necessarily better at math, or grammar, or all the other academics they will be force fed in public school. I mean better as a person, as a living person that shares this life with so many other people.
To me, there are vitally important skills, values and concepts that should be instilled in our children from the beginning. If these are taught early in development, the children can formulate their own ways of thinking and create a path to achieving their individual goals.
I am planning on opening my own child development center someday. When I do, the schedule, philosophy and make-up of The Whole Child and Family Development Center will be something like this:
The Whole Child and Family development center is a preschool environment for developing the whole child while encouraging independent thinking, new ideas about learning, love and respect for other things and people, love of and curiosity about learning, learning about and exploring ways to be an eco-friendly and environmentally responsible individual from childhood throughout life.
The Whole Child and Family development center has a foundation of the philosophy of Montessori while incorporating several other philosophies on early childhood growth and development such as Piaget, Maslow, Vygotsky and more. The focus in our program is to foster a loving, safe, and nurturing environment that is ideal for optimum growth and development.
Our classroom is open concept with the areas broken up by the layout if the buildings architectural structure. The areas are labeled as follows:
A: Stairs to teacher office...