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Montessori Compared to Kids `R` Kids Play-Based Learning

 

As demonstrated by the renowned psychologist, Jean Piaget, children learn best through play, so at Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies we've developed hands-on learning experiences for all levels of learners. Our curriculum meets the standards for NAEYC, the National Association for the Education of Young Children, while remaining fun and flexible for every child.

 

Under the age of three:

 

Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies (Piaget)

  • Both child-directed and teacher directed.  Teaching time, play time and naps occur on a schedule.
  • Emphasis on motor and verbal skill development using manipulatives or "hands on" activities. Lessons allow the children relative freedom of movement. 
  • Children are grouped by age.
  • Follows the “Love and Logic” method of Redirection as a discipline tool

 

MONTESSORI

  • Child-directed.  Child decides when and how long to learn, play and nap. No scheduled learning times.
  • Emphasis on motor and verbal skill development using manipulatives or "hands on" activities. Lessons allow the children relative freedom of movement. 
  • Children are grouped in mixed ages from 2 years through 5 year olds together.
  • Self-education through self-correcting with no specific discipline tool

 

Over the age of three:

 

Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies (Piaget)

  • Both child-directed and teacher directed
  • Curriculum and Classrooms are age-specific
  • Research-Based, hands-on method of teaching that is modified to each individual child's needs
  • Role-play and realistic social experiences encouraged
  • Follows the “Love and Logic” method of Redirection as a discipline tool
  • Freedom to move about the classroom and explore while also having scheduled circle times
  • Liberty to speak (without disturbing others) as he pleases

 

MONTESSORI

  • Child-directed only
  • Children of various ages in the same classroom
  • Unstructured and flexible method of teaching
  • Learning individually with less social experiences allowed
  • Self-education through self-correcting with no specific discipline tool
  • No scheduled learning times
  • Silence is encouraged even at times of snack and lunch

 

Kids 'R' Kids encourages parents to ask about any school's accreditation before enrolling a child. In the U.S., many different styles of Montessori are being practiced. Checking a accreditation will give assurance a Montessori school is following the philosophy the name implies.  Kids “R” Kids is proud that our curriculum meets the standards for NAEYC, the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

 

 

 

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