Plainly, the environment must be a living one, directed by a higher intelligence, arranged by an adult who is prepared for his mission. — Dr. Maria Montessori
Our classrooms revolve around tangible experiences which are designed to stimulate each child’s curiosity and instill a lifelong love of learning. Children work at their own pace and choose their own activities. Activities are thoughtfully designed to encourage hand movements from left to right (how we read) or top to bottom (how we solve math equations).
We put safety first at Cardinal Montessori Academy. Our prepared environments (both the classrooms and playgrounds) are inspected for the safety of our students each day. The school’s main entry doors remain locked at all times, and we maintain strict sign in and out procedures.
Further, we also protect our Little Cardinals from the spread of germs with anti-bacterial soap dispensers in every classroom and a contract with a local antimicrobial services company.
- This is our natural playground. At CMA, we believe our outdoor time is an extension of our indoor learning environment, so instead of the large, plastic, colorful equipment one would see at a traditional daycare, our playground is very natural and encourages exploration and imagination.
- Unlike many childcare facilities that use fencing to cordon off play areas for various age groups, our natural playground is very open, allowing our students to run and play without feeling caged.