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They recognize the philosophy that the art of teaching includes carefully preparing the environment so that students are nurtured in a safe and stimulating environment where children’s growth and happiness are encouraged and championed.
In most “traditional” preschool programs, the teacher may be the center of the classroom, choosing the activities. The lessons are presented to the whole class. But in a Montessori classroom, the Head Teacher is trained to help direct each child on activities they have chosen. The Head Teacher presents lessons to individuals as well as a group of children depending on the lesson material. This way, the Head Teacher can address the specific needs of a child and can respond to that individual child’s level of interest and understanding. The child does not become frustrated because s/he is forced to sit through something s/he is not ready for. This individualized attention also allows the Head Teacher to become more familiar with each child. Thus, the Head Teacher understands the child more fully and is able to better provide for each individual child.