- Young People's Community
- Children's House
- Program Enrichments
- Why Montessori?
- Parent Education
Maria Montessori believed that developing interpersonal skills with even the youngest children is the foundation that will promote understanding and peace between peoples around the world. We introduce these skills at the earliest levels at Litchfield Montessori School. Social skills in personal relationships are supported with firm and kind guidance by our teachers. As children develop and become more aware of their peer group and their place in a community, they are introduced to practical tools to assist them with resolving differences, coming to consensus, and reducing unhealthy risk taking. Children learn how to recognize disruptive and destructive behaviors and are taught options for responding and communicating responsibly and safely. Always showing respect for others and understanding and practicing the skills of personal relationships enable our students to become responsible citizens who will contribute to the well being of our local and global communities.
I have been most appreciative of the emphasis on discussion of social issues that may arise between children. My child has been taught to express his emotions politely and respectfully but to state them openly in a safe environment that helps him and others work through disagreements. If only the whole world could learn that lesson!
-Parent of an Upper Elementary child