Preschool in Laurel, MD 20723
9540 Madison Avenue
Laurel, MD 20723
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Each of our buildings were built for the purpose they now serve – to facilitate the learning process, but not appear as institutions. It is our belief that a school should be small and friendly, not cold or impersonal.
Our buildings are the culmination of thirty years of experience in the care and education of young children. The Laurel school was originally built in 1967 and was completely renovated in 1992. It is a single story structure of 3600 square feet on a 1 1/3 acre lot with two playgrounds. The Columbia facility was completed in late 1974. This two story building has 5500 square feet of floor space on a two acre lot and was renovated in 1998. The Silver Spring location opened in 1986 and was expanded in 1994 to 9000 square feet. The Olney building, completed in September 1997, is a single story structure of 9000 square feet located on two acres of land. Each location has spacious classrooms with large windows to provide natural light into the rooms and the discovery of nature outdoors.
All of our classrooms are fully equipped with child care furnishings, Montessori apparatuses, and conventional materials appropriate for the children’s developmental stages. Each classroom is also equipped with a computer to begin an appreciation for technology. Our playgrounds are equipped to facilitate the safe development of gross motor skills.
The prepared environment of a Montessori classroom requires order and as such you will always find the classes at The Julia Brown Montessori Schools orderly and clean.
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From birth, children begin to develop the skills and to acquire the knowledge characteristic of adulthood. It is their greatest undertaking – developing the adult person they will become.
During a child’s early years, when he is developing his mind, he is in constant motion. Movement is the natural steady state for a young child because it is through motion that he learns.
We see children coming to grips with their environment, and we often call it play; but it is indeed work. The touching, the manipulating, the tasting, the smelling are all part of the difficult task of becoming an adult.
At The Julia Brown Montessori Schools, we work with nature, not against it, in helping your child achieve his or her goal. Our program accepts the endless energies, the creative impulses, and insatiable curiosities of the children and gradually directs their efforts into rewarding channels.
Children have a strong natural desire to learn. This desire can best be nurtured by allowing the child to choose his or her own activities and to work at his or her own pace. No one can produce a better lesson schedule than the one produced by the child’s own interests. When they are ready for each step in their development, their enthusiasm for this part of the program is obvious.
As an observer of one of our classes you find the children choosing their own work and busily pursuing their goals. Our quiet, calm classrooms are due to the students preoccupation with their work.
Each of our buildings were built for the purpose they now serve – to facilitate the learning process, but not appear as institutions. It is our belief that a school should be small and friendly, not cold or impersonal. Our buildings are the culmination of twenty years of experience in the care and education of young children.