Do you know where we got our classroom names from?
Each one of our classrooms at Montessori Kids Universe of Hutto has a special name, but do you know where we got them from? Let us share this information with you!
Seven out of eight classrooms at Montessori Kids Universe Hutto are inspired by famous/influential Montessorians or from their famous projects. The other one is inspired by someone very special and influential to the owner, Dr. Shah.
Infant Classroom: Janat
Janat- Dr. Shah’s (MKU Hutto’s Owner & President) mother. Janat was born in the 1940s in a small village located in Punjab province of Subcontinent. She did not get the opportunity to attend school as there was not any school in her area. She learned from nature by creating her home-made toys and learning skills like sewing, cooking, etc.
Her desire for being formally educated was so strong that she raised her children with the grit for education which played a key role in their higher education and successful careers. With her taught grit and her consistent support, in 2010 her youngest daughter graduated with Ph.D. Degree in Physics from the University of Delaware, USA.
Attributing Infants Montessori by her name JANAT, Montessori Kids Universe of Hutto acknowledges all parents and family members who inspire their young kids to educate and encourage and support them in their learning journey.
Toddler Classroom: Maria
Maria Montessori, founder of Montessori. Of course, our next classroom is named after the famous Maria Montessori! Maria Montessori was an Italian physician, educator, and innovator, acclaimed for her educational method that builds on the way children learn naturally. She opened the first Montessori school—the Casa Dei Bambini, or Children’s House—in Rome on January 6, 1907
Pre-Primary Classroom: Amazon
Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s founder, who proudly cites his Montessori roots, is a study in contradictions: analytical and intuitive, careful and audacious, playful and determined. Critics note his extraordinary ability to learn from others, one hallmark of Montessori education.
Primary Classroom: Gabriel
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel prize, winning author. Marquez said his Montessori education gave him “the desire to kiss literature” and states, “I do not believe there is a method better than Montessori for making children sensitive to the beauties of the world and awakening their curiosity regarding the secrets of life.”
Primary Classroom: Jacqueline
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis – Former first lady and Doubleday editor. As a child, the former First Lady attended Miss Chapin’s School for Girls in Manhattan. Miss Chapin was a pioneer in education for girls; she attended Dr. Montessori’s New York lectures in the 1930s and enthusiastically included Montessori methods in her classrooms.
Pre-Primary Classroom: Google
Sergey Brin & Larry Page – Google founders. “You can’t understand Google,” says Wired, “unless you know [its founders] were Montessori kids… In a Montessori school, you paint because you have something to express or you just want to… not because the teacher said so. This is baked into Larry and Sergey… it’s how their brains were programmed early on.”
Gross Motor Room: Wiki
Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia founder – Wales has described his childhood private school as a “Montessori influenced philosophy of education,” where he “spent lots of hours poring over the Britannicas and World Book Encyclopedias”
Primary Classroom: Beyonce
Beyonce Knowles, Singer, songwriter, actress and fashion designer,16-time Grammy award-winner. In Houston, at St. Mary of the Purification Montessori, Beyoncé’s talents first emerged. In a school that valued both art and academics, a top student and world-class performer was born. Today Beyoncé has been nominated for more Grammys than anyone in history and is one of pop music’s most highly-regarded figures.