The emotional, social and physical development of young children has a direct effect on their overall development and who they will one day become. MAC recognizes this and we know that it's during this time that children form their character, values, self-image, basic skills, knowledge, and appreciation for culture & the arts.

Maria Montessori observed that children experience sensitive periods, or windows of opportunity, as they grow. As the child develops, it's important to match lessons and materials to these sensitive periods when learning is most naturally absorbed and internalized. Our students learn through sensory-motor activities, working with materials that develop their cognitive powers through direct experience: seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling, touching, and movement.

The greatest development is achieved during the first years of life, and therefore it is then that the greatest care should be taken. If this is done, then the child does not become a burden; he will reveal himself as the greatest marvel of nature.
-Dr. Maria Montessori