Pleasanton Bilingual Montessori Preschool (PBMP) was established to provide a solid education with all the ideals of individualized learning at the most critical period of a child’s life – the early childhood years. The programs at our school recognize that children learn differently, each at different pace. The Montessori philosophy is used as a method of seeing children as they really are and of creating environments, which foster the fulfillment of their highest potential spiritual, emotional, physical, and intellectuals as members of a family, the world community, and the cosmos. We provide a nurturing atmosphere for 15 month olds to 6 years old, which nourishes young imaginations, and instill self-confidence. The high level of academic achievement so commonly seen in a Montessori school is the natural outcome of such a supportive environment. The Montessori Method of education is a model which serves the needs of children at all levels, in mixed-age groups, which is very much like the society they will live in as adults.
Montessori educational practices build upon a child’s knowledge with activities that are cognitively enriching and engaging. Children creatively observe their surroundings in ways that challenge what others may see as mundane or commonplace. Our Montessori classroom is filled with beautiful materials designed to teach concrete lessons that precede abstract conceptualization. Briefly, this philosophy, developed by Dr. Maria Montessori (1870-1952), ensures an environment that kindles a love of learning. Montessori focuses on the whole child encompasses cognitive, physical, social and emotional development. The curriculum incorporates meaningful and complex lessons that build upon one another.