At CMA we know that children at every level are more engaged in their learning when the doors are open to their interests about the world around them. From a very young age, our programs expose and surround our children with experiences, works and lessons about their planet and their world. They, in turn, enthusiastically explore the interconnectedness of it all and seek to find their place in it. In each exploration they are building not only a strong understanding of sciences and related lessons, but also a developing practice of being scientists in their pursuits of learning.
Consider this quote form Dr. Maria Montessori:
“What is a scientist?… We give the name scientist to the type of man who has felt experiment to be a means guiding him to search out the deep truth of life, to lift a veil from its fascinating secrets, and who, in this pursuit, has felt arising within him a love for the mysteries of nature…”~ Maria Montessori, The Montessori Method
The next time you find your child searching “out the deep truth of life” or developing a “love for the mysteries of nature” smile and quietly celebrate the scientist that he or she is!