Montessori Center SD is a Home based Montessori Preschool. We follow the teaching of Dr. Maria Montessori which takes to heart the needs, talents, and special individuality of each child, so that they learn in their own way, and at their own speed. The main goal of Montessori education is to promote the joy of learning.
A typical day in a Montessori classroom includes many hands on activities such as washing hands, setting a table for a meal, painting at the easel, matching language cards, counting spindles, and learning about the parts of an animal. The prepared environment allows children to interact with each other and the environment freely and unrestrained. Everything in the prepared environment is child sized, and safe to touch and use.
"The program is run by Elizabeth Pedroza, a dedicated teacher with over 25 years of experience in traditional and Montessori education. Elizabeth started babysitting at an early age, and decided that being around children was her passion. She studied Preschool Education and began teaching in traditional schools. Later, she obtained her AMI Montessori Primary Diploma at The Montessori Institute of San Diego, and an AMI Practitioner Certification at AMI Montessori for Ageing and Dementia. She is also a Breastfeeding Friendly San Diego Provider. She is a mother of three children, who grew up with the Montessori philosophy and attended a Dual Language Spanish Immersion Program in Poway."