Rhio's Casa Dei Bambini

A Private Montessori Preschool and Kindergarten

Academic - Character - Creative - Social - Physical

Free the child's potential, and you will transform him
into the world.

~Maria Montessori~

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Montessori Method

Is based on years of patient observation of child nature.

Has proven itself of universal application. It has been tried with complete success with children of almost every civilized nation, race, color, climate, nationality, social rank, type of civilization - all these make no difference to its successful application. Has found it is successful with deaf children as well.

Has revealed the small child as a lover of work, intellectual work, spontaneously chosen and carried out joyfully.

Is based on the child's need to learn by doing. At each stage in the child's mental growth, corresponding occupations are provided which develop the child's inherent talents.

Offers the child a maximum of spontaneity, as well as enabling the child to reach the same, or even higher, level of scholastic attainment as the traditional systems.

Does away with the necessity of coercion by means of rewards and punishments and achieves a higher discipline. It is an active discipline which originates within the child and it is not imposed from without.

Is based on a respect for the child's personality and individual drive. It removes the overwhelming influence of adults, thus leaving room to grow in independence. Hence the child is allowed a large measure of liberty (not license) which forms the basis of real discipline.

Enables the teacher to deal with each child individually in each subject, and thus guide the child according to individual requirements.

Provides each child with the opportunity to work at his /her own pace . Hence the quick child is not held back by the slow, nor is the latter, in trying to keep up with the former, obliged to flounder along hopelessly out of his depth. Each stone in the mental edifice is "well and truly laid" before the rest is added.

Does away with the competitive spirit and its damaging results to children. More than this, at every turn it presents endless opportunity among the children for mutual help - which is joyfully given and gratefully received.

Provides the opportunity for the child to work from his/her own free choice, without competition and coercion. The child is freed from dangers of over strain, feelings of inferiority, hurry, and other experiences which are apt to be the unconscious cause of profound mental disturbances in later life.

Develops the whole personality of the child, not merely intellectual faculties , but also powers of deliberation, initiative and independent choice, with their emotional complements. By living as a free member of a real social community, the child is trained in those fundamental social qualities which form the basis of good citizenship.


About Us

The Teachers

A typical Day

What is Montessori?

Eating Policy

Questions and Answers