Shining Stars Montessori Academy follows the Montessori belief in the education of the whole child. We maintain that education begins at birth and continues through four subsequent stages (i., planes of development), each distinct in terms of characteristics and needs. From birth, the human being is in the process of adaptation to his/her surroundings and is engaged in a unique self-construction of personality. The first two planes of development are encompassed in childhood (birth to 12), during which the child undergoes this process of self-construction through work. The work of the child is done in a scientifically designed and carefully prepared environment.

The teacher in the environment (or classroom) works as a guide, linking the child to the materials in that environment. The teacher will observe the child’s work and make any necessary interventions or adjustments to ensure the child’s continuous development and active education.