31 August 2020 is 150 years since the birth of Maria Montessori. Montessori was ahead of her time in her research, educational approach and pioneering work for social reform. The work of Montessori today continues to motivate people to change the world for the better and has impacted the lives of children and teachers for more than 110 years.
2020 is a year to celebrate her amazing legacy of Montessori education, as well as her commitment to advocating for the human rights of the child, a cause which is continued through the work of the Educators sans Frontières. To see more details on this global initiative, visit the Montessori 150 website.
We invite you to record and share short video clips that state your top reasons for liking the Montessori philosophy in less than a minute. Just using your phone or any other video recording device, tell us why you choose Montessori education. Help us to raise awareness in the community about Montessori values and why it’s still such a loved system of education in the world today.
Everyone is invited to start their video with these opening words "I choose Creative Kids Montessori & Fine Arts because..."
Email your video to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll add this to the voices of our community. They can be used into the future to promote and market Montessori education.
In the lead up to her birthday, feel free to share the video on your social media with hashtags #IchooseMontessori and #Montessori150.
"My son loves going to school at Creative Kids because he feels safe and valued by his teachers and because he is provided with so many opportunities to learn through work & play, develop new skills that help to foster a sense of independence and to learn new information about the world around him. The teachers at Creative Kids Montessori provide wonderful care to the children and they carefully plan a program that is meaningful, engaging and fun. They do this while honouring the children's’ innate sense of curiosity and desire to learn."
"Creative Kids Montessori is absolutely wonderful! Our daughters thrived and loved every minute of their time there. The programing is both educational and engaging with a focus on Montessori, Arts, Literacy. We felt lucky to have our girls in such an inspirational, supportive and loving childcare surrounded by dedicated teachers."
Joanne and Neil McDewarParents
"We’ve been so fortunate to have our son attend Creative Kids Montessori & Fine Arts Academy. Creative Kids is comprised of a very dedicated, experienced, and knowledgeable staff. Their approach with their students is one of respect, patience, and care. As parents we are elated with our son’s progress in various skills and habits, and for these reasons would recommend without hesitation that all parents consider Creative Kids Montessori Preschool/Daycare."
"Our sons last two years at Creative Kids Montessori have been filled with incredible learning experiences. Not only has he learned to count, read and write, but he has overcome many social challenges. I am very thankful for the teacher's compassion, love and patience. They really made a difference."
Tanis & Doug HurtParents
"As a parent of 2 1/2 and 4 year olds enrolled at Creative Kids Montessori, it is with great confidence that I recommend this school. If you are in search of a nurturing, educational and well-rounded child-care program, look no further. Teamed with experienced and caring teachers, my children receive the best in Montessori education. Not only do my children come home having obtained valuable educational tools, but they come away happy and confident."
"The truly educated individual continues to learn long after the years spent in the classroom because of a motivation and love of learning."