LRSH Inc. follows the Montessori Philosophy. The Montessori Philosophy is based upon the work of Dr. Maria Montessori, Italy’s first woman MD. Maria Montessori’s study of the children and advocacy for their needs led to historic advances in the field of education. She developed an appreciation for children and the importance of the child’s own activity in his/her education. One of the results of her studies is a child-led environment. Each child is able to move about the room freely, choosing from the many individualized learning materials.
The Montessori materials have been developed to begin with the most concrete level of exploration; then moves into the complex and abstract at gradual levels. The graduated materials combined with the freedom to make ones’ own choices allows the child to learn particular developmental skills while also making his/her own decisions. With the freedom of movement in the classroom, the child is allowed to observe others, work individually, or in small cooperative groups.
The environment of each of the programs encourages respect for the children, the teachers, and the materials within the classroom. Like a parent, the teachers observe each individual child and address his/her needs. The teachers respond to the needs of the child and provide opportunities that stimulate his/her natural potential. Teachers provide a role model for the children within the classroom through their interactions, language, and careful and thoughtful use of materials. LRSH Inc. is committed to providing and maintaining a safe, warm, nurturing environment allowing all of the children to grow and learn at their own pace.