This is the art of serving the spirit an art which can be practiced perfection only when working among children.

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NEW LOCATION IN GARDEN GROVE IS NOW OPEN!!! We offer toddler class (from 18months), preschool (from 2yrs to 5yrs), kindergarten and also school age programs, 1st grade to 6th grade. It has a beautiful playground and many fruit trees, wonderful atmosphere place, upgraded classroom and with very good and experienced teachers.

2261 N Orange Olive Rd.
Orange, CA 92865

New Location:
9221 Chapman Ave.
Garden Grove, CA 92841

714- 283-2857


7:00am-7:00pm (Mon-Fri)


Montessori Teaching Is Disordered! (And 5 Other Myths)

Montessori Teaching Is Disordered! (And 5 Other Myths)

There are a lot of false notions about the Montessori Method that could have made you doubt its teaching effectiveness. You might have asked yourself at one point, “Is my child truly learning or am I just wasting time and money enrolling them in a Montessori Learning Center in Orange, California?”

Allow us to allay your doubts and fears by addressing the most common Montessori learning myths.

  1. Myth: It’s a religion-based method of learning

    Fact: The Montessori Method was the fruit of Dr. Maria Montessori’s studies on children and their development and not of any religious-related ones. She was a 20th-century Italian doctor, Italy’s first female physician.

    It’s true that many Montessori schools are private and religiously-affiliated. But there are others, like us at Shepherd Montessori Learning Center, that are not.

  2. Myth: The Montessori Method is only for gifted children

    Fact: Fact is, Dr. Montessori developed the philosophy after discovering that the disabled children the society in her day deemed as “wastes” are capable of learning by allowing them to do so at their own pace. And up to this day, this remains the core of this strategy – child-directed, hands-on activity and learning through collaborative play.

  3. Myth: A Montessori classroom is chaotic and unstructured

    Fact: Montessori learners don’t sit in desks as traditional students do. But this doesn’t mean a typical Montessori class is without structure and, therefore, disordered.

    Montessori teachers – referred to as guides – prepare the classroom and the lesson materials of the day before a class starts. The children are allowed to pick whatever lesson they want to focus on without any time limit. Nevertheless, self-discipline is highly encouraged and practiced.

    Montessori practices multi-aged classes, ideal for every child’s social and cultural development. There’s ample opportunity for older learners to mentor the younger ones developing their leadership skills. Meanwhile, the latter learn to respect and adapt.

  4. Myth: Montessori learning is all play without any work output

    Fact: Dr. Maria Montessori believed that “playing is the child’s way of working.” It’s play-based teaching but it isn’t altogether simple child’s play, either. The Montessori Method makes use of children-sized materials for teaching as well as toys like self-correcting puzzles. All materials found inside a Montessori classroom focus on developing these five areas: the cultural area, sensorial, Language, Math, and practical life.

  5. Myth: Montessori is for preschoolers

    Fact: The Montessori method of learning is for children aged 0-18 years old. May healthcare providers also use it on older adults with memory-related conditions like dementia and Alzheimer’s.

    Example, we might provide Montessori-based Child Care Service in Garden Grove, California. But we also use this approach in our programs for other age groups, even for the elementary-aged ones.

Learn more about us by browsing through our services page, calling us for your questions or visiting our two locations. Try and see how great Montessori learning can be for your children!

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