The first three years of life are the most fundamental in the development of human beings and theirpotential. The infant's physical development is phenomenal and apparent and inspires our care andattention. Yet a profound and less obvious development is taking place within the child. Montessori refers to the child at this period as the spiritual embryo. A second embryonic period occurs after birth during the first three years of life when the child's intelligence is formed, when the child acquires the culture and language into which he or she is born. It is a period when the core of personality, social being and the essence of spiritual life are developed. An understanding of the child's development and the development of the human mind allows environments to be prepared to meet the needs of the infant and foster independence, psychomotor development and language acquisition.
Montessori Elementary provides a prepared environment where students' natural love of learning is preserved. Students explore the ideas that inspire them enabling their innate thirst for knowledge to grow and flourish. Unrestrained by the four walls of the classroom, free to explore nature at large, the Montessori Elementary program is a community tailored to the needs of children. It is an environment where they are encouraged to satisfy their own curiosity, as the most important learning is driven by self motivation. Many famous Montessori graduates have acknowledged the influence of their education on their achievements. Notably, Google founders Sergei Brin and Larry Page, Grammy Award winner Taylor Swift Athlete Stephen Curry, and Princes William and Harry.Read more: Montessori of Pleasanton Elementary School Program