In the Summer of 2013, The Liberated Montessori House was established in Little Forest Hills by husband and wife team, Leslie and Sterling Whitmore. We opened our home to the community by providing care for twelve children, ages 18 months to 5 years old.
Though our beginnings were humble, now in our fifth year, we are excited to expand our reach and serve many more children, by moving to a new, larger facility in the heart of East Dallas.
Ages 6 weeks to 15 months old
The Nido is an extension of Home. It's a calm, peaceful space where infants and young toddlers are given the freedom to explore within a safe and carefully-prepared environment, surrounded by materials created for the sole purpose of drawing out and nurturing their natural curiosities.
Ages 15 months to 3 years old
This program takes advantage of the toddler’s natural drive and desire to act independently. The activities in this classroom recognize that children learn by doing. Classroom materials are always accessible, attractive, safe, and geared for the child’s success.
Ages 3 to 6 years old
Children in this program begin with the simplest exercises based on the activities they are drawn to. The vast array of materials they may choose to work with are geared to aid concentration, coordination, and sense of order. Children leave this program as confident, independent, life-long learners.
The Montessori Method
The Montessori Method is a child-centered, holistic approach to education created by Dr. Maria Montessori in the early 1900s. It's based on self-motivated activity, hands-on learning, and collaborative play.
The materials used in the classroom were specifically designed by Dr. Montessori to invite activity. Each of these unique materials isolates one quality or concept, while also being self-correcting, thus allowing the child to solve his problems independently.
By giving the child the opportunity to learn from her own individual experiences and mistakes, we are setting her up to become a confident, independent, learner.