The Montessori Way Learning Center dba Newport Harbor Montessori School is a brand-new facility with a loving and a safe environment for little one’s ages through two (02) through Six (06).
We are looking forward to bringing new discoveries to the community of Newport Beach and to offer an educational program in a rich individualized academic environment which promotes independence and optimum scholastic achievements.
All the classrooms are set up according to the traditional Montessori method and the materials in the classrooms that are carefully and thoughtfully placed in designated learning areas shady and a comfortable playground that includes structures for ages 2-6 safe and fenced all around. The teachers and the director at Montessori way learning center are experienced and fully qualified and trained with over 15 years of experience in the field.
“The world of education is like island where people cut off from the world and prepare for life by exclusion from it”
This is a method of education for young children that stresses the development of a child’s own initiative and natural abilities, especially through practical play. This method allowed children to develop at their own pace and provided educators with a new understanding of child development. Montessori’s book, The Montessori Method, presents the method in detail. Educators who followed this model set up special environments to meet the needs of students in three developmentally-meaningful age groups: 2–2.5 years, 2.5–6 years, and 6–12 years.
The students learn through activities that involve exploration, manipulations, order, repetition, abstraction, and communication. Teachers encourage children in the first two age groups to use their senses to explore and manipulate materials in their immediate environment. Children in the last age group deal with abstract concepts based on their newly developed powers of reasoning, imagination, and creativity.
“We cannot create observers by saying “observe”, but by giving them the power and the means for this observation and these means are procured through education of the senses.“
A little about Ms. Shamalee
Montessori Way learning center is led by Ms. Shamalee who hold her diploma in Montessori method of education, child psychology and a preschool diploma with honors. Additionally served as the owner director and lead teacher from 2005 to 2022 for Dana Montessori School in Dana Point in Orange County for 15 years. From 2019 through 2022, Ms. Shamalee worked as the owner and the licensee at the Norco Montessori school. The goal is to promote a childcare center environment and to encourage children to engage in hands on activities. Parents will notice a remarkable improvement in their child’s education, social activities under the guidance of well-trained and caring teachers with credentials. The staff of Montessori Way learning center greatly appreciate parent participation, which I believe in improving their children’s ability to be more independent and confident.