Welcome to the Early Childhood 2 Room!
About the Early Childhood 2 Room Directress:
Katie Ihrie- Lead Directress
After finishing my college journey, I decided to embark into the world of Montessori Education. I fell in love with the Montessori philosophy after subbing in a Montessori classroom and admiring the structure, the passion for learning, and the concept that the Montessori Method applies to by “Following the Child.” I obtained my Montessori credentials both in Early Childhood and Elementary Education and I have worked in the Montessori classroom for over six years.
I currently live in Clinton where I enjoy spending time with family and friends and I have a yellow lab whom I spend tons of time with. During the warmer months, or actually any month, you will find me at the beach for that is my home away from home. While there or anywhere I enjoy reading.
Daily, my intention is to help every child meet with success and help guide them along their educational journey.
Welcome to the Early Childhood 2 classroom! We strive for children to have an academically enriched atmosphere that takes place in a well-ordered environment. The wisely selected materials are carefully prepared and are intended to help the children develop their sense of independence, identity, concentration, self-motivation, and a genuine love of learning. The children during these years will hone in on refining their social skills and one example of how we teach them empathy and compassion is through the use of the “peace rose” that is used as a problem-solving technique among peers during disagreements. This example, along with many other approaches, model for the children ways to assert themselves socially and establish ties with peers while problem solving effectively through communication. True to Montessori philosophy and the “cosmic approach” (teaching the children about the whole concept and working towards the smaller parts), the children will learn everything about the world around them down to the street they live on. Other lessons and activities that are given are skills in reading, writing, language expression through drawing, writing, mathematics, geography, nature studies, science, practical life, sensorial, social skills, art, music, fitness, and Spanish.
Thoughts from the Early Childhood 2 Directresses:
"The joy in everyday is when you see a child have an “ahh” moment that they understand what they have achieved on their own" - Ms. Ihrie
" Opening the hearts of children enlightens me to imagine their endless potential." - Ms. Karen
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