Montessori Education: An Assist to Life

Montessori preschool and child care focuses on hands-on learning.
Scientific Evidence

A Montessori education is based on Dr. Maria Montessori's scientific observations of the young child. Dr. Montessori said: "It is simply an assist to life." She noted that young children learn with great ease by simply "absorbing", like a sponge, everything to which they are exposed, rather than learning through logical analysis. This is called the absorbent mind.

Infant care and toddler care at Montessori schools
The First Years

Dr. Montessori's observations coincide with what current research supports -- that is, the foundation for lifelong learning and a happy, whole child is developed in the first few years of life. When the basic physical, emotional, and social needs of a very young child are consistently, respectfully, and joyfully met, the child learns to trust. Feeling safe and secure he or she can begin to explore all the wonders of his or her own self and world.

Accredited Montessori preschool education for toddlers
Stages of Development
Dr. Montessori found that there are periods during which the energy of the child's total being seems to be focused on a particilar stage of development such as walking, talking, writing, and reading. These are called sensitive periods. In a Montessori classroom, the prepared learning environment is designed to support children's sensitive periods at each stage and allow them to easily learn at their own individual rhythm.
Nationally recognized and accredited preschool and kindergarten and elementary school classes
All Montessori Classrooms Aren't the Same
Of the hundreds of Montessori schools in Illinois, all of our campuses are among only a handful that are nationally accredited by the American Montessori Society, at the highest level of excellence!
Deerfield preschool kindergarten and elementary school applications are currently being accepted
Enrollment: Applications Currently Being Accepted

We are accepting applications for our current school year, but spots are filling up quickly. Schedule an appointment to tour our school, with its beautiful welcoming environment, and you'll see why our students and families have chosen North Shore Montessori schools for generations! Questions? Ready to register? Contact our Admissions Office at (847) 945-8661.