The Child

“The most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one, the period from birth to the age of six, for this is the time when a man’s intelligence itself, his greatest implement, is being formed. At no other age has the child greater need of intelligent help.” Dr. Maria Montessori

At Fiore, we believe that the best way we can look after your child is by way of a consistent fully implemented Montessori program throughout the day. The Montessori philosophy emphasizes an intuitive and natural approach to childhood while based on careful observation and scientific materials.

Nature

“Let the children be free, encourage them, let them run outside…. let them rest peacefully when a tree invites them to sleep beneath its shade…. The strength of even the smallest child is more than we can imagine, but it must have free play in order to reveal itself. In a city a child will say that he is tired after a brief walk, … but his sluggishness comes from the artificiality of his environment… when children come into contact with nature, they reveal their strength.” Dr Maria Montessori

We believe that nature is a powerful teacher and a crucial biological need for all mankind. It teaches young children in subtle ways the cycle of life, the co-existence of all living things and the rewards of nurturing. It offers calm and tranquility that no other environment can replicate.

In order to accomplish this mission, we our learning environments are both indoors and outdoors. Our 4.5 acre wooded location is specially designed by a landscape architect of natural learning environments, Robin C Moore. We offer children an open and serene outdoor area to work and play.