VMS will provide a framework in which scholarly and social discipline go hand in hand. Our carefully prepared environment will foster respect, cooperation, order, a wide variety of choices, and it will enable children to build their learning mechanisms on their strength and to their full potential. With the help of a trained Montessori educator and at each stage of the child's development she will acquire the necessary tools for critical thinking, and decision making. As opposed to the teacher's role in traditional education, Montessori teacher has an unobtrusive role in the classroom activity, and the child is an active participant in the learning process.
VMS promotes strong moral and human values. Mixed age is a very important factor of the Montessori classroom. This provides children with possibilities to discover ways of functioning in a real social group. In addition, a great deal of knowledge reinforcement results from this interaction of different aged children. "Our schools are alive. To understand what the older ones are doing fills the little ones with enthusiasm. The older ones are happy to be able to teach what they know. There are no inferiority complexes, but everyone achieves a healthy normality though the mutual exchange of spiritual energy. " (Montessori, The Absorbent Mind)
If this sounds too romantic- do not worry - the above theoretical framework is not as complex in practice.
If you would like more detailed information or if you are interested in visiting Vilnius Montessori Pre-School , please contact me, Ivona Rozanovska at +37060638269 , or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
VMS environmental policy:
Facilities and materials are cared for with certified organic cleaning detergents.
Mostly organic breakfast is served every day.
Children are introduced to the responsible attitude towards the environment by careful practice of caring for class pets and plants, planting vegetables and flowers in the garden, and by learning about efficient handling of resources and recycling.
VMS is a home to two chinchillas (Fluffy and Pillow-Cookie), a parakeet (Saule), and a dog (Milo)