Five Major Differences Between Montessori and Traditional Daycare/Preschool

{Disclosure: Twin Cities Moms Blog has partnered with Step by Step Montessori for this sponsored post to help bring awareness to Montessori and exactly what that means.}


Five Major Differences Between Montessori and Traditional Daycare/Preschool | Twin Cities Moms Blog

There are many things that make Step By Step Montessori different than traditional daycare and preschool, but here are five big things that we think make a big difference for kids.

  1. In traditional daycares and schools, the teacher does most of the teaching and students are to sit in one place, whether that is desks or tables, to do their learning. In Montessori, students help do the teaching, help their peers and collaborate and you will see children learning spread throughout the classroom.
  2. In traditional daycares and schools, the pace is determined by the teacher and the curriculum. In Montessori, the pace is determined internally by the children.
  3. In traditional daycares and schools, progress is reported through report cards, grades, test scores and conferences. In Montessori, progress is reported through portfolios of student work, narrative reports, checklists and conferences.
  4. Conflict resolution is often taught separately from classroom activity in traditional classrooms but in Montessori, grace, courtesy and conflict resolution are woven into the peaceful environment.
  5. The goal of Montessori is to foster a love of learning, where the goal of traditional education is to master curricula objectives.

 

Five Major Differences Between Montessori and Traditional Daycare/Preschool | Twin Cities Moms BlogStep By Step Montessori Schools has eight convenient Twin Cities locations for ages 6 weeks to 6 years and accepts enrollments all year long. It’s never too late to start Montessori education.

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