MKU Montessori Philosophy

What Sets Us Apart?

Montessori Kids Universe is the premier international preschool franchise offering an authentic Montessori and Reggio Emilia inspired curriculum. We have created a unique learning experience, integrating an authentic Montessori prepared environment combined with our proprietary, Reggio inspired; DaVinci Kids curriculum. Hundreds of children benefit daily as they engage in a self-paced, enriched academic environment complimented with gardening, foreign language, yoga, music and cooking.

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Montessori Method

The Montessori method is an educational philosophy developed in Italy more than a century ago by Dr. Maria Montessori. Through research and observation, Dr. Montessori discovered a methodology on how children learn at an individualized pace. The Montessori method fosters individuality, allowing each student to follow their own interests. Students are guided in a carefully prepared classroom environment, developing independence as mastery of skills occur. Conversely, students needing more time for mastery are not pressured by peers.

Social Graces and Courtesies are a fundamental component in our Montessori Kids Universe schools. We believe in modeling and treating children with respect and courtesy. We understand that a certain level of independence is necessary to create curious minds and independent thinkers. As we model respect, our students quickly develop respect for themselves, their classmates, teachers, community and the universe.

Reggio Emilia Influence

The Reggio Emilia method was founded by a teacher and educational psychologist Loris Malaguzzi shortly after WWII in Italy. One of the main aspects of this learning philosophy is the role of expression. The philosophy believes in the concept of One Hundred Languages in that there are hundreds of ways for children to express themselves. Those ways of expression are described as expressive, communicative, symbolic, cognitive, ethical, metaphorical, logical, imaginative and relational.

In following that philosophy, materials are presented through a variety of expressionist tools. Self-expression and creativity are incredibly important in the Reggio philosophy. The combination of the Reggio inspiration and Montessori philosophy reinforces and strengthens the image of the child as a self-confident, creative and curious person.

Montessori Philosophy of Education | Montessori Kids Universe
Montessori Philosophy of Education | Montessori Kids Universe

Davinci Kids

DaVinci Kids is the MKU proprietary enrichment curriculum. DaVinci Kids was developed with the objective to foster creativity in children through the arts and sciences. Our enrichment curriculum provides many ways for children to ignite their curiosity and develop creative thinking skills. Our unique curriculum focuses on creativity through Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (S.T.E.A.M.) A carefully planned series of successes builds upon their inner confidence, assuring each child they can learn to express their creativity. These confidence building activities contribute to each child’s healthy emotional development and self-confidence.

The MKU combination of the Montessori and Reggio inspired philosophies, complemented with our DaVinci Kids curriculum reinforces and strengthens the image of the child as a competent, creative and curious person.

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