If you’re looking for preschool or child care options in the Champaign-Urbana area, consider adding new chambanamoms.com sponsor Montessori School of Champaign-Urbana to your list of possibilities.
Founded in 1962 as an outgrowth of a parent study group, the school has its roots in the home of Dr. Ben Williams and his wife, and has been in its current location in Savoy since 1984. In 1994, the school added a 2,000-square-foot all-purpose room, and today it houses seven preschool classes, a kindergarten class, and an extended day Montessori program and wrap-around child care.
Just what is Montessori? It is an educational method developed Dr. Maria Montessori, an Italian physician and educator, and it stresses the development of a child’s own initiative and natural abilities, especially through practical play.
Rather than a teacher, classes at Montessori School of Champaign-Urbana are overseen by a “directress,” who prepares the environment for learning and guides the children without dominating them. She also helps to foster independence in the students.Montessori classrooms and materials are designed to provide a wide variety of learning experiences for the developmental needs of each child.
Classes at Montessori School of Champaign-Urbana are offered for children ages 3-5. For more information, visit the school’s website.
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