What is the difference in educational philosophies – Montessori, Traditional/Classical, Progressive/Developmental – and how do I know in which environment my child will excel?

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What is the difference in educational philosophies – Montessori, Traditional/Classical, Progressive/Developmental – and how do I know in which environment my child will excel?

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Though opinions on the issue differ, I feel that accreditation is the most important criterion for a school to have. It is vital to know that a school is teaching “developmentally appropriate” material at each age and grade level. The standards and guidelines that govern private facilities are outlined by the specific agencies the school adheres too. Information relating to private school accreditation is specified by the Texas Private School Accreditation Commission (TEPSAC). • The Montessori Method is a means of scientific assistance to the total development of the child: social, intellectual, psychic, and physical. The environment is carefully prepared so that the child’s sense of order is fulfilled and clutter does not distract the learning process. Activities are scientifically designed in a “prepared environment” with didactic materials each child can use individually or with a group. Concentration develops through work with the hands, leading to self-discipline and independence

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