It’s been called the “world’s most influential school”. The Montessori method is a popular global teaching approach and one of the several core inspirations behind Ivybrook Academy’s stellar curriculum.
In this blog, we invite you on a journey into the heart of Ivybrook's methodology to early childhood education. Explore the transformative impact of our curriculum, a driving force behind our successful franchises. Uncover how our unique franchise ownership opportunity can your community and your own life.
Ivybrook Academy’s Educational Method
Ivybrook Academy stands at the intersection of proven educational methods and innovative techniques. Our curriculum takes inspiration from three powerful educational philosophies: the Reggio Emilia methods, Montessori principles, and Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences. This fusion forms the core of our educational approach, nurturing a comprehensive learning environment where cognitive, social, and emotional development harmoniously intertwine.
The Reggio Emilia Approach
The Reggio Emilia approach, along with Montessori, is growing in popularity. The methodology stems from the philosophy that young children can initiate their own learning – a notion that was created by Loris Malaguzzi, a local educator in the city of Reggio Emilia, Italy. At Ivybrook Academy, this philosophy is not just embraced; it's woven into the very fabric of our curriculum.
In the Reggio Emilia approach, the learning environment is considered the "third teacher." It's not just a physical space but a catalyst for encounters, interactions, and growth. This idea resonates deeply with Ivybrook Academy. Our classrooms are meticulously designed to facilitate connections — between children, between teachers, and with nature. Just like in the Reggio-inspired schools, our Ivybrook spaces are open-ended, promoting exploration and offering diverse avenues for learning.
The Montessori Philosophy
Called the “world’s most influential school”, we've seamlessly integrated the Montessori approach into our educational philosophy. Montessori refers to an educational approach developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, an Italian physician and educator, in the early 20th century. The Montessori method is based on the idea that children learn best when they are free to explore and learn at their own pace in a carefully prepared environment. The Montessori preschool enhances children’s outcomes in several ways. Over time the Montessori children fared better on measures of academic achievement, social understanding, and mastery orientation.
The Montessori method nurtures independent and self-directed learners, fostering a love for learning that extends far beyond the classroom, preparing them for a future where confidence and competence go hand in hand.
Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences
Additionally, we recognize and nurture the uniqueness of every child, celebrating the eight different human intelligences described by Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences (MI). Whether it's linguistic, logical-mathematical, musical, spatial, bodily-kinesthetic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, or naturalistic intelligence, we recognize and nurture these innate gifts. Our curriculum is designed to tap into these multiple intelligences, fostering a well-rounded development that goes beyond traditional academic measures.
Incorporating these philosophies into our daily practices, Ivybrook Academy ensures that every child receives an unparalleled educational experience, one that shapes them into confident, compassionate, and competent individuals prepared to navigate the complexities of the modern world.
Cognitive Brilliance and Creative Learning
In our Pre-School, our curriculum isn’t just about teaching ABCs and 123s; it’s about instilling a love for learning that lasts a lifetime. Through engaging activities and hands-on experiences, we ignite the spark of curiosity in every child. Ivybrook Academy seamlessly blends structured learning with the freedom of exploration. Literacy and math aren't just abstract concepts; they're woven into the fabric of everyday experiences. Our students gain the essential skills expected in kindergarten while developing qualities like empathy, critical thinking, and perseverance. These aren't just skills for a year; they're lifelong competencies that form the bedrock of a successful future.
From scientific experiments that make them question the world around them to art projects that unleash their creativity, Ivybrook Academy is a canvas where young imaginations run wild.
By integrating play and education, we lay the foundation for a strong academic future.
Social Bonds and Emotional Resilience
Education is not just about what you learn; it’s also about who you become. At Ivybrook, we focus on building more than just academic prowess. Our Pre-School is a vibrant community where friendships are forged, and emotional intelligence is honed. Through collaborative activities, group projects, and interactive learning, our little ones learn the value of teamwork, empathy, and understanding. These social skills aren’t just essential for a successful academic journey; they are life skills that pave the way for a harmonious future.
The Ivybrook Method: A Franchise Like No Other
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