The Montessori Difference

A Child-Focused, Self-Paced Learning Environment for Cognitive, Social, Emotional, and Moral Development

Traditional classrooms are instructor-centric and involve a general curriculum taught to the entire group at once. For children, this environment is impersonal and often stifles learning, producing inferior developmental and educational outcomes.

The Montessori method stands in direct contrast, promoting a child-focused, self-paced learning environment for well-rounded development.

Inner learning, discipline, and conceptualization of learning materials

Through our adherence to the Montessori method, we promote inner discipline, instruction, and feedback from learning materials. Children are then able to self-correct based on previous mistakes and reinforce their progress through repetition and an established feeling of competence.

Where peer learning is created and promoted

Our instructors serve as facilitators for learning. Rather than leading classrooms, each instructor prepares age-appropriate Montessori materials and carefully monitors students and their progress.

Each child learns individually and with peers in a mixed age environment. Their peers reinforce positive habits, forming a supportive environment in which students benefit from each other and working in small partnerships.

Cognitive, social, emotional, and moral preparedness

Traditional schooling emphasizes social development whereas Montessori school promotes cognitive, social, emotional, and moral development. Students are more well-rounded as a result, giving them the skills they need for First Grade and all future learning.

Montessori Learning Goals

Children enjoy engaging in independent, purposeful work. Our facilitators and staff members are trained in the Montessori methodology to ensure each child receives the carefully prepared environment and age appropriate materials they need.

We focus on meeting several learning outcomes in a variety of areas, including:

  • Separation – Children learn independence and emotional stability
  • Transition – Children learn self-discipline and responsibility
  • Socialization – Children learn to interact and make friends
  • Independence – Children will work without constant adult attention
  • Normalization – An apparent realization in each child reflecting his/her engagement in independent and purposeful work

Eden Prairie Montessori promotes a multicultural learning environment to build your child’s competence in these learning outcomes.

Contact us to schedule a tour and learn more about the Montessori difference

At Eden Prairie Montessori Learning Center, we’ve been carefully guiding children for over 20 years.

To learn more about our child care center in Eden Prairie and programs, contact us at 952-944-8466. We look forward to speaking with you!


Eden Prairie Montessori North  | (952) 944-8466 | 7455 Market Place Dr.,  Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Eden Prairie Montessori South  |  (952) 941-2971 |  8098 Glen Lane,  Eden Prairie, MN 55344

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