Montessori and Bilingual School for Infant, Toddler and Primary Community
1700 NE 132 ave Portland, Oregon. 97230
Parkrose Montessori is the perfect place for your child if you are looking for these three components.
The prepared environment according to developmental needs of specific stages of development, is an important component in the educational process. Our activities are designed for the use and active participation of the child through hands-on, repetition and creative use. Through observation we are able to help guide children in search of an activity or those in need of appropriate assistance. We help your child to be independent by helping them to feel capable. We give them the love for learning that will be with them forever. In our classroom we focus on the process and not the product.
There are three basic rules in our classrooms: we will not allow them to do something to hurt themselves, others, or the classroom materials.
Our discipline is focused on the positive with natural consequences for their actions.
One-half to two-thirds of people around the world speak at least two languages (Zelasko and Antunez, 2000), so they have more opportunities to get information from more places, learn more about cultures and have more job opportunities.
Starting to expose your child to other languages during early childhood is an important decision for each family with incredible benefits for the child.
In Parkrose Montessori School we introduce the second language (Spanish) in stages making it part of the child's routine and school life. When children feel comfortable and confident we create an immersion setting for them; and the second language acquisition develops as a natural process.
The bilingual experience appears to influence the brain from infancy to old age, improving the brain’s executive functions – a command system that directs the attention processes that we use for planning, solving problems and performing various other mentally demanding tasks. These processes include ignoring distraction to stay focused, switching attention willfully- from one thing to another, and holding information in mind such as remembering a sequence of directions while driving.
Studying different cultures, traditions and languages is part of the Montessori philosophy. Through cooking projects, books, and music, your child learns about different countries and people. Learning to treat others, as you want to be treated is a valuable point of work in our school. Parkrose Montessori School does not discriminate against any race, color, nationality, ethnicity, marital status gender, sexual orientation, class, age, or religion.
The vision of Parkrose Montessori School is to provide a bilingual (Spanish-English) Montessori experience for children between three months and six years old.
Provide a prepared, bilingual, respectful, lovely diverse and inclusive environment to children from three month to six years old.
Provide a high Montessori education to the children in our program through high quality of trained staff.
Support our families to incorporate the Montessori philosophy at home and involve them in a diversity of school activities.
To give children a love of learning through a prepared environment and trained staff that will be with them forever.
Families participate in different educational activities that help them to support their child at home incorporating the Montessori philosophy, also offering other activities in coordination with different agency like Mental Heath, Department of Children and Families, Human Society etc
Support our teachers in continuing their professional development through a variety of training in our community, Colleges or Universities in Early Childhood Education and Montessori Philosophy.
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