Maria Montessori’s experience working with institutionalized and inner-city youngsters made her realize how connected children are to their immediate surroundings. They instinctively can learn more and absorb knowledge from their immediate environment. In a Prepared Environment, imagine what your child can achieve! Children have a natural curiosity to learn and here at Appleseed, we want to foster that observation and take it one step further. We want your child to love to learn.
Instead of regimented themes, memorization and sequential learning, the children learn a subject range taught from simple to complex and from concrete to abstract. Subjects are combined and learning in one area supports learning in the other area.
The teaching materials at Appleseed are meant to be a total learning experience. There are materials that are designed to allow a child to explore and learn.
This program involves the use of many learning materials, which enables the child to work independently. Learning is made more efficient and enjoyable with a low teacher-to-student ratio. Given developmentally appropriate materials and the freedom to follow their own interest, children have a natural and joyful instinct to teach themselves.