Philosophy and Principles
Our program addresses the needs of families to support the comprehensive development of their children from birth through high school years, far more than the traditional concepts and practices of daycare, childcare, and typical elementary, middle, and high school education. MGRI Montessori Global School operates with principles that recognize the unique characteristics of your child, guided by the pedagogical and humanistic philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori and others, as well as significant research findings in human growth and development.
The purpose of the program is to complement the family in the development of their child by providing a social learning environment within an emotionally supportive atmosphere. MGRI acknowledges that these are the most critical years for the formation of personal identity and establishment of self-regulation to achieve confidence and competence in relationships, in learning, and in successful decision making.
All children are regarded with respect and treated as individuals. The child is seen as an intelligent and unique individual, capable of learning primarily through exploration, inquiry, discovery, and observation. The program is designed to be child-centered rather than teacher-directed in order to promote children’s optimal educational and personal development, autonomy, and responsibility.
The role of the teaching staff is to prepare opportunities that meet the needs, interests, and abilities of the child; to provide a foundation for the child’s social, emotional, and intellectual growth by fostering secure and trusting relationships; and to assist in facilitating curiosity and learning. All faculty, staff, and administration are screened by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and meet all state Department of Child and Families (DCF) requirements..
MGRI is committed to standards of excellence in the quality of the curriculum, the relationships of the staff with the children and families, the professionalism of the staff, and the overall aesthetic and social environment. MGRI has chosen to offer a program of education grounded with the principles of addressing a balanced and comprehensive development of each child. It is also consistent with the recommendations of the National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Program (NAC) and the Florida Department of Education. MGRI is a member of the American Montessori Society (AMS), the International Montessori Council (IMC), accredited by the National Accreditation Commission (NAC), and a Florida Gold Seal program. MGRI is fully insured, and licensed by the State of Florida and the city of Ormond Beach.