The Joyful Kids Montessori School started its operation in January 2006 with one child and grew by 2008 to four classes.
Joyful Kids Montessori School envisions promoting and furthering the Cause of the Child. Each child has a mind with enormous capacity to absorb impression and knowledge from the environment and the power to construct himself or herself.
The mission of Joyful Kids Montessori School is to provide each of our children an environment where they can develop their full academic, social and physical potential, based on the Montessori principles of learning.
The school is dedicated to the philosophy and principles of Dr. Maria Montessori, who lived from 1870 to 1952. She was the first female physician in Italy. Her work in medicine and anthropology led her to observe young children's behavior.
She concluded that the child learns best in a homelike setting, and that the learning environment should be filled with developmentally appropriate materials to provide experiences that contribute to the growth of self-motivated, independent learners. She established these revolutionary premises:
That children should be respected as different from adults and as individuals who are different from one another.
That the most important years of learning are from birth to six.
That each child 'creates' herself or himself through purposeful activity.
That each child possesses unusual sensitivity and mental powers for absorbing and learning from his/her environment, which includes people as well as materials.