PHILOSOPHY & PRINCIPLES
The Montessori Global Research Institute (MGRI) operates with principles that recognize the unique characteristics of your young child, guided by the pedagogical and humanistic philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori and others as well as significant research findings in early childhood development.
All children are regarded with respect and treated as individuals. The child is seen as an intelligent and unique individual, capable of learning primarily through exploration, inquiry, discovery, and observation. The program is designed to be child-centered rather than teacher-directed in order to promote young children’s optimal development and autonomy.
The role of the teaching staff is to prepare opportunities that meet the needs, interests, and abilities of the child; to provide a foundation for the child’s social, emotional and intellectual growth by fostering secure and trusting relationships; and to assist in facilitating curiosity and learning.
MGRI is committed to standards of excellence in the quality of the curriculum, the relationships of the staff with the children and families, the professionalism of the staff, and the overall aesthetic and social environment. MGRI has chosen to offer a program of education grounded with the principles of addressing a balanced and comprehensive development of each child. It is also consistent with the recommendations of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Program (NAC), and with Federal Head Start program performance standards. GMS is licensed as a Gold Seal program by the Florida Department of Children and Families, is accredited by NAC, and is a member of the American Montessori Society (AMS).
All children are recognized as developmentally distinctive. MGRI accepts children of all ethnicities, genders, beliefs, and abilities.