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english language pre-school

tel.:        +370 606 38269
e-mail:   hello@vms.lt
“It is the child who makes the man and no man exists who was not made by the child he once was.”
Maria Montessori

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Welcome and thank you for visiting Vilnius Montessori Pre-School website! 

Vilnius Montessori pre-school is based on the educational philosophy developed by Dr. Maria Montessori and it strives to implement the methods created by this all-time-remarkable educator. In practice our pre-school translates this to 'eliciting the joy of learning from within children '. Between 2.5 and 6 years of age children construct their personalities, which makes this period of development extremely important. Children at this age are thirsty for knowledge about their immediate environment, and there are almost no limits to how much they can learn. VMS works to create an environment for learning where children will feel safe, happy, appreciated, and encouraged to focus deeply on their activities. Dr. Montessori believed that patterns of concentration and exactness established in early childhood also produce a confident and competent learner in later years.

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 hello@vms.lt



 

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)

 

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