Montessori Plus Center
Montessori Plus Center (MPC) is an International Montessori school nestled in a green and secure campus in the heart of Gigiri, just meters from the United Nations. MPC is the only US traditional Montessori school currently available in Kenya.
MPC is concerned for the growth of the “whole” child; physically, socially, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually. We feel that each area of his/her development is of equal importance.
It is in our nature to nurture young minds.
Services We Provide
Snacks & Lunch
Montessori Plus Center is dedicated to the development of young children to their full potential. We believe that the “Montessori Method” introduced in the formative years can help give the child a basis for strong character, moral development, happiness, and fulfillment. The Montessori Method combined with moral principles encourages the foundation of inner peace, harmony, and courage. Hands-on learning materials teach children to interact and understand the objective world around them and promotes sensory discovery.
The main purpose of a Montessori school is to provide a carefully planned, stimulating environment which will help the child develop an excellent foundation for creative learning. The overarching goal of Montessori education is to foster autonomous, competent, responsible, adaptive citizens who are lifelong learners and problem solvers. The specific goals for the children who attend the Montessori Plus Center school are:
- A joy of learning
- Learning through discovery
- Attachment to reality
- Love of order
- Ability to choose
- Enjoyment of peace and tranquility
Why Enroll Your Child at an Early Age in a Montessori Program?
Children, ages 1-6 years, work and play together let it be ‘work together in a cooperative and non-competitive environment’. They encourage each other to succeed, learning from their mistakes without feeling inferior or superior. The ideal Montessori learning program for your child is the full 3-year Program.
Dr. Montessori found that young, children thrive in a mixed age setting. without competition and comparison to each other. At our center the children are mixed in ages from 1-3 years in the toddler classroom and 3-6 years in our pre-unit classrooms.
Being exposed at their most sensitive periods to such an enriched environment, the children develop their abilities to a high level without pressure and through freedom of choice.
Absorbing a broad understanding of the world through hands-on materials. the children move about freely, choosing their “work” with responsibility and freedom. Their independence and self-confidence grows as they learn through projects that allow them to learn as Individuals. at their own pace and to reach toward their full potential.
Our school is based upon the fundamental need of each child for freedom within limits. Children long to do with their hands: to “touch”, to “smell, to “taste”, to “see”, to “hear” so that they may learn. They choose their work and concentrate for surprisingly long periods of time without interruptions.
Socializing as they learn. the children use their newly acquired speech skills. expressing themselves as individuals as well as chatting about their life value, interests and their family members.
When children begin at 2 1/2 or 3 years of age at Montessori Plus Center, they show qualities of enthusiasm for learning, love of work, concern for others, concentration, a drive toward excellence, orderliness and a joy of learning. It is inspiring to see most of the 4 and 5-year olds casually reading to each other, confident in the knowledge that they taught themselves to read!
Because of their self-discipline and independence, children who have been in the Montessori classroom for the full 3 year span adjust readily to traditional elementary classroom since the majority of the children have been reading since they were 4 1/2 or 5 years of age, they love to learn, wherever they are.
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