Our Curriculum

Montessori

"Maria Montessori was an Italian physician, educator, and innovator, acclaimed for her educational method that builds on the way children naturally learn. She opened the first Montessori school—the Casa dei Bambini, or Children’s House—in Rome on January 6, 1907. Subsequently, she traveled the world and wrote extensively about her approach to education, attracting many devotees. There are now more than 22,000 Montessori schools in at least 110 countries worldwide. Montessori education offers our children opportunities to develop their potential as they step out into the world as engaged, competent, responsible, and respectful citizens with an understanding and appreciation that learning is for life. Given the freedom and support to question, to probe deeply, and to make connections, Montessori students become confident, enthusiastic, self-directed learners. They are able to think critically, work collaboratively, and act boldly—a skill set for the 21st century." Taken from American Montessori Society (AMS) website, www.amshq.org.

 

Follow these links for more information of the Montessori method and philosophy:

 

        https://amshq.org/Montessori-Education/Introduction-to-Montessori/Benefits-of-Montessori

 

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0-z7-8loGc

 

Suggested Reading:

 

        The Absorbant Mind by Maria Montessori

 

        Montessori from the Start by Paula P. Lillard & Lynn L. Jessen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Follow these links for more information of the RIE method and philosophy:                                   

 

       http://www.rie.org/educaring/ries-basic-principles/                                                                       

 

        http://www.janetlansbury.com/2013/12/rie-parenting-basics-9-ways-to-put-respect-into-action/

 

Suggested Reading:                                                                                                                        

 

        The RIE Manual by Magda Gerber                                                                                                     

 

        Baby Knows Best by Debra Soloman Carlisle                                                                                    

 

 

 

 

                                                                                

RIE: Resources for Infant Educarers

"Resources for Infant Educarers® (RIE®) was founded in 1978 by infant specialist and educator Magda Gerber and pediatric neurologist Tom Forrest, M.D. RIE is an international, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of infant care and education around the globe. Through our approach which honors infants and young children as equal members in relationships, we are dedicated to creating a culture of people who are authentic, resourceful and respectful. Our work is inspired by the natural integrity of infants and the formative power of relationships in their lives. When allowed to unfold in their own way and in their own time, children discover, manifest and inspire the best in themselves and in others. We are profoundly committed to sharing the opportunity to see infants with new eyes." Taken from Resources for Infant Educarers website, www.rie.org

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Dekum House:

432 NE Dekum St

Portland, OR 97211

 

13th Ave House:

5406 NE 13th Ave  

Portland, OR 97211

12th Ave House: 

5901 NE 12th Ave 

Portland, OR 97211

Commercial House: 

5226 N Commercial Ave

Portland, OR 97217

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