Read More About Bushwick Montessori
At Bushwick Montessori our objective is to nurture the development of the whole child. Our thoughtful application of the Montessori method enables our children to become lifelong lovers of learning, critical thinkers and future noise makers of the world. Housed in our state-of-the-art green building, we demonstrate to our students that they can contribute to the creation of a more peaceful and healthy planet.
THE MONTESSORI METHOD, DEVELOPED BY DR. MARIA MONTESSORI, IS A CHILD-CENTERED EDUCATIONAL APPROACH BASED ON SCIENTIFIC OBSERVATIONS OF CHILDREN FROM BIRTH TO ADULTHOOD. DR. MONTESSORI’S METHOD HAS BEEN TIME TESTED, WITH OVER 100 YEARS OF SUCCESS IN DIVERSE CULTURES THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.
Multi-Age groupings allow for younger children to learn from older peers and for older peers to learn tolerance. The Montessori classroom is reflective of a typical household.
Children select work that meets an intrinsic need as teachers facilitate and direct students to materials to move them along in their development. This is done through the use of classic Montessori materials and teacher designed materials.
A hallmark of Montessori education is its hands-on approach to learning and the use of scientifically designed didactic materials. Beautifully crafted and begging to be touched, Montessori’s distinctive learning materials each teach a single skill or concept and include a built-in mechanism (“control of error”) for providing the student with a way of assessing progress and correcting mistakes, independent of the teacher. The concrete materials provide passages to abstraction and introduce concepts that become increasingly complex.
Uninterrupted Work Periods
It is recommended that children experience two – three hours of uninterrupted work. This allows for children to be engaged in their work fully and to work at their own pace..
Montessori Trained Teachers
Trained Montessori teacher go through a rigorous training program consisting of theory and practice ranging between one – two years. With this as the backdrop, trained eyes observe children gaining insight into their behavior being informed by child development and the tenets of the Montessori philosophy.
Our program is dual language (Spanish and English) and our children enjoy yoga and mindfulness, music, drama and Mandarin weekly.
Accepting children ages 2-5 for immediate enrollment
Half & Full Day Programs
Financial Aid Available
EDUCATION - PRESCHOOLS
At Bushwick Montessori our objective is to nurture the emotional, social, physical, and cognitive development of the child. Our thoughtful application of the Montessori method enables our children to become lifelong lovers of learning, critical thinkers, and future noise makers of the world. Housed in our state-of-the-art green building, we pass along our belief in environmental stewardship to our students. We serve locally sourced organic vegetarian lunches, provide full day care, offer financial aid, and accept ACS and HRA vouchers.
Meet the Director |
Becky Simkhai believes a quality early education experience can have a dramatic impact on a child’s future. After working in the public school system teaching art, Becky discovered Montessori. This child-centered method felt like the perfect fit. After working for many years in a Montessori primary classroom, Becky was given an opportunity to help create a new school to serve the families of Bushwick and surrounding neighborhoods. Bushwick Montessori is a warm and nurturing environment with a program thoughtfully designed to support the development of the whole child, emotionally, socially, cognitively, and physically.
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