Evergreen Montessori House was founded in 1993 to meet a very personal need: to provide our daughters with high quality early childhood education. From the beginning, we have worked to give all the children enrolled in our program the same level of education and care that we gave our own daughters.
Evergreen Montessori House is private kindergarten, preschool and nursery school program tailored to meet each child's individual needs. We offer developmentally appropriate enriching play and learning experiences to enhance the child's potential for growth during the critical early childhood years and ensure each child develops intellectually, socially, emotionally, physically, and culturally: the beginning stages of development on the journey to becoming a happy and capable adult.
At Evergreen Montessori House we mix all ages in our classroom. Children learn from each other socially and intellectually and mixing ages is a natural outcome of the family environment we cultivate. We acknowledge that all children are different and do not force activities on children. We always provide options and encourage children to make decisions for themselves.
The outcome of an authentic Montessori education is a self-confident, lifelong learner with a sense of responsibility to himself or herself, humanity, and the natural world. Evergreen Montessori House students graduate with strong academic skills, and the ability to work, collaborate, think critically, problem solve and adapt. They are strong communicators, have a strong foundation in mathematics and are exposed to abstract thinking associated with the scientific method.
The goal of a Montessori education is to help students learn how to learn and enjoy the learning process. Today, information quickly becomes obsolete; the focus of education must shift from facts to process to keep up with these changes. Furthermore, it is our absolute belief that, in our modern society, our children learn not only to co-exist, but to cherish each other’s differences. It is this very eclectic blending that makes us such a dynamic and successful country. We seek to develop awareness and respect of other cultures in our student.
At Evergreen Montessori House, we educate the whole child and teach your child the skills required for life long success.
The Montessori methodologies are tried and tested with over 100 years of development and refinement. Maria Montessori was the first woman to graduate as a Doctor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Rome. In 1907 she founded the Montessori movement with the opening of her first "Children's House", where she provided preschool education to 40 children ages three to six. She pursued her belief that the early childhood years were of paramount importance in developing capable adults, and she spread her concepts worldwide.
In 1929 the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) was established. AMI has developed the most rigorous and comprehensive standards of Montessori education. Dr Montesssori and her son, Mario, spent many years in India where they trained S.R. Swamy, the lead teacher for all Montessori courses in India. Gargi Das, EMH founder and owner, received her Montessori training under Mr. Swamy. Mrs Das founded Evergreen Montessori House in 1993 and has worked as the program director and lead teacher since its inception.
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At Evergreen Montessori House we use a variety of educational tools and materials to inspire learning.
All of our Montessori tools are Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) approved. Most of our Montessori tools are imported from Italy and India. The Montessori component is one part of our curriculum – we also utilize “traditional” classroom tools, technology, scientific instruments, arts and crafts and other tools to instill a love of learning in our students.
Fun Classroom Activities
Evergreen Montessori House strives to create a wondrous fun-filled learning environment for the children.
Dr. Montessori approached education as a scientist, believing that educational methodologies should be developed objectively through observing and learning from children themselves. Every method, material, lesson, and activity that Dr. Montessori developed was based on her scientific observation of children’s natural and innate ability to learn. Dr. Montessori discovered that children almost effortlessly absorb knowledge from their surroundings; they learn best through their own physical activity and senses; they consistently strive to become ever more capable and independent; they move through predictable planes of development while retaining their unique individuality; and they experience “sensitive periods” for learning certain concepts.
We designed the classroom and curriculum that encourages children to learn through discovery and play. Our curriculum is carefully crafted to ensure that all areas of development are addressed each day. Each day the children learn something new - from feeling three dimensional geometrical solids, to growing tomato plants, to listening, to holiday arts and crafts projects.
At Evergreen Montessori House, learning is our top priority without sacrificing fun!
Classroom Guest Visits/Lecturers and Field Trips
Every year our school arranges special events - from having a live show on animals to learning about insects and much more.