The Northstar Name
Each child maps out his world by tireless interaction and absorption, constructing himself out of those elements and relationships he discovers to be constant in his environment. Therefore, in order to build a well-ordered mind and a well grounded personality, it is crucial that each child be free to explore and discover within an environment that has order and stability, where everything has its proper place, like the constellations in the night sky, and the daily events unfold with the ritual regularity of the changing seasons.
For centuries, the great explorers who sailed bravely into the unknown depended on the unfailing constancy of the north star to set their bearings and guide them on their way. With the sure guidance of the north star, early explorers navigated the globe with a measure of security and confidence.
Because we see each child as a budding young explorer with the same need for some telltale order in the world, and because we see ourselves as ever present guides ensuring their success, we have chosen the north star as our symbol.
We, at Northstar Montessori, take very seriously our responsibility to guide your child through a world of discovery on the path to constructing a secure, balanced personality with an active, competent mind. The happy balance of freedom to explore and work within a prepared, orderly environment, filled with specially designed mind-engaging sensorial materials and activities, is the hallmark of the Montessori learning environment. The art of the directress is to respect the freedom of each child to forge his own unique path of learning and growth energized by his natural curiosity; but vigilant to inspire and encourage each child to take in hand a rich enough wealth of activities and experiences to ensure successful development.
At Northstar Montessori, our directresses are dedicated to guiding your child in the right direction!