TLC Children's Place offers a unique educational experience in a loving environment that caters to the mind/body/spirit of each child through Montessori curriculum.
open 6a.m. - 6p.m.
care for all ages 6 weeks to 12 years
5900 SR 13 S. Pendleton, IN 46064
To provide a child-centered learning experience in a Christian environment for infants through preschoolers inspired by the philosophy of Maria Montessori and also based on current research.
To create a child centered program that is highly regarded for its creativity and
excellence in developing children’s individual gifts.
Dr. Maria Montessori is the founder of Montessori. Her long life was dedicated to improving the education of children, starting from the early observation that every child spontaneously wants to learn. By the time she passed away, her method was being taught successfully throughout the world.
Maria Montessori drew her ideas about how to handle and educate children from her observations of them at different stages in their development, and from their exposure to children of different cultures. There are six core beliefs that sum up the Montessori method:
(1) All children have “absorbent “ minds
(2) All children pass through “sensitive” periods
(3) All children want to learn
(4) All children learn through play / work
(5) All children pass through stages of development
(6) All children want to be independent
Children learn differently than adults. They have what Dr. Montessori called the “absorbent mind”: one that unconsciously soaks up all information from the environment. This lasts for at least the first three to six years of a child’s life. The second phase is from 3 to 6 years of age, where the child’s mind is still absorbent, but now consciousness begins. The process of learning is active rather than passive. This is the perfect time when children should be in a Montessori environment.