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5 Aspects of a Montessori Education That Focus on the Social and Emotional Growth of Your Child

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Are you thinking about enrolling your child in a Montessori preschool? Do you want to learn more about the emotional and social development of the Montessori program? Here are 5 key aspects that are unique to the Montessori method of education regarding the social and emotional growth of your child.

Sending your child off to preschool is a big first step to take! After all, preschool is likely your child’s first taste of education outside of the home and not taught by the parents or guardians. Your child's first experience with schooling is incredibly important and must be done correctly to ensure your child gets off on the right foot.

When you are deciding on what preschool program you want to enroll your child into, there are many important factors to consider. One of the most important is how the school will assist in the social and mental growth of its children. If you are considering Grey Matter Montessori, here is how our education method will help your child's mental and social skills development.

Our Team is Dedicated To Helping Your Child Reach Their Potential

At our NW Calgary Montessori Preschool, our team is incredibly passionate about ensuring your child gets the best education possible for the benefit of their personal development. Not only do we focus on their educational growth, but we also hold the utmost importance in developing their social, emotional, and creative abilities.

Want to learn more about the Montessori method? Contact us today to speak with one of our excellent team members!


5 Ways That a Montessori Education Will Boost Your Child's Emotional and Social Development

1. Children Learn to Value Their Individuality

Having confidence and healthy self-esteem is an essential aspect of a child’s development. Studies have shown that when children are more confident in themselves, they are more likely to succeed in school, their careers, and their relationships.

One way that our NW Montessori school encourages students to value their individuality is by learning at their own pace. In a traditional classroom, all students learn the same things at the same time, which does nothing to help a child embrace their individuality. By allowing our students to learn according to their natural development stage, they become more confident and learn to love themselves better.

2. Students Work Collaboratively with One Another

Collaborative work has been proven time and again to be an effective method of teaching children the importance of diversity, acceptance, and compassion. Genuine Montessori schools place a strong focus on group work to help them build strong social skills that are incredibly beneficial to living a happy, fruitful life and achieving high performance in their education and careers.

Want to learn more about what makes a Montessori education unique? Check out our blog on the 6 Core Characteristics of a Montessori Education.

3. Students Practice Manners, Courtesy, and Empathy

One of the most central aspects of the Montessori method is educating children on the importance of manners, grace, courtesy, and empathy. We believe that understanding, developing, and practicing healthy relationships with others starts with politeness and respect for one another, which is formed by understanding manners, courtesy, and empathy. At our NW Calgary Montessori school, your child will engage in the following daily activities:

  • Proper greetings
  • Manners such as saying please and thank you
  • Making eye contact with their conversation partner
  • Listening rather than waiting to speak
  • Understanding the needs of others


4. Children are Taught to Embrace Different Cultures

Montessori classrooms are known as some of the most diverse classrooms out there. The concept of respecting individual differences that were mentioned previously naturally leads to a respect of differences among each other and a natural acceptance of differing values and cultures. By enrolling in a Montessori preschool, your child will begin to appreciate what makes every person and culture unique, setting them up for a successful future where they can relate to anybody, anywhere in the world.

Check out our blog on how learning a second language will improve your child's worldview.

5. Students Direct Their Own Education

By directing their education, Montessori students learn more about themselves than if they were to be educated to do as you're told. With more individual freedom, your child can explore their own mind more freely and better understand themselves. Even though children direct their own education, that does not mean they get to choose to do whatever they want. Our Montessori preschool guides our students towards the lesson, yet lets them decide how they want to learn it. This leads to our students developing a lifelong love of learning.

Looking For an NW Calgary Preschool That Puts Your Child’s Personal Development First?

At Grey Matter Montessori, our guiding principles are designed with your child’s cognitive, emotional, and social development all at the forefront. Too often, we see traditional schools not focus on their students' holistic growth and leave their personal advancement on the wayside. Our NW Calgary Preschool has decided to be different and prioritize all crucial aspects of a child.

Want to learn more about what sets Grey Matter Montessori apart from other schools? Call our team today at 587-707-4739 or fill in our online contact form below!



Q: What are the five areas of Montessori?

The five curriculum areas of Montessori education have been chosen and designed to promote holistic advancement for all students. The five elements are as follows:

  • Practical Life
  • Sensorial
  • Language
  • Mathematics
  • Cultural

Q: Is a Montessori education suitable for all children?

Absolutely. The Montessori education prioritizes the individuality of all children, no matter who they are, where they come from, or any special needs they may require. If you aren’t sure if the Montessori curriculum is right for your child, talk to one of our team members to learn more about the program.

Q: How is the Montessori method of education different from traditional schooling?

The Montessori method differs significantly from traditional schooling. The most substantial difference is the focus on the holistic development of our students, rather than the simple teach, test, grade methodology of conventional public schools. If you want to learn more about the differences, check out our blog on 4 Ways That Montessori Schools Are Better Than Traditional Schooling.

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