Our immaculate building is surrounded by a beautifully landscaped acre of land where we offer plenty of space designed for children.
We offer a convenient parking lot that makes drop-off and pick-up a breeze and security features to keep your child safe. Aside from our indoor classrooms, we created an outdoor classroom for children to learn and connect with nature.
“There must be provision for the child to have contact with nature; to understand and appreciate the order, the harmony and the beauty in nature. It is also necessary for his psychical development to place the soul of the child in contact with creation, in order that he may lay up for himself treasure from the directly educating forces of living nature.”
At Inquisitive Minds Montessori, we have made it our mission to create a natural indoor and outdoor learning space for children ages 18 months to 9 years old who are nurtured and supported in such a way to promote positive self-esteem and provide opportunities for optimal growth in all areas of development. Our teachers strive to implement a child-led experience that supports each child’s desire to learn and explore freely.
Our vision is to provide a natural, Montessori-inspired environment for children as we focus on supporting, nurturing, and flourishing the whole child to instill a foundation of independence and lifelong practical skills.
We incorporate several activities for children to connect with their mind and body including yoga, meditation, dance, and an outdoor classroom. These practices help children manage stress, enhance mindfulness, increase concentration, and build a positive self-image.
“If every 8 year old is taught meditation, we will eliminate
violence from the world within one generation”
Our center has implemented a tech-free zone for the children in our care. Children are being introduced to smart phones and tablets at a very young age. Because children have access to electronics at home and at school, we have created our environment to direct their attention towards hands-on learning, socialization, and being outdoors.
We encourage intuitive eating within our center where children are able to listen to their bodies and their own hunger/fullness cues. If they are not hungry during the scheduled meal and snack times, they are not forced or coerced to eat. We will have fresh fruits and vegetables available to the children throughout the day in between meal and snack times. We want to instill healthy eating habits and teaching children to have a healthy relationship with food at a young age.
The soles of our feet are sensory organs and each foot contains up to 200,000 nerve endings. We encourage teachers and children to go barefoot mostly indoors (which helps keep a clean indoor environment) but outdoors as well. Going barefoot provides several physical health benefits as well as additional health benefits when connecting with the earth such as improving sleep, normalizing levels of stress hormones, reduces pain, reduces stress, increases heart rate variability, decreases inflammation, and speeds wound healing. Researchers theorize the reason may be because we absorb free electrons, which act as antioxidants, from the ground; these substances may prevent or stop cell damage in the body as summarized by a dozen peer-reviewed studies in the Journal of Environmental and Public Health.
We design our outdoor play space to be barefoot friendly. If any child is not comfortable being barefoot outdoors, they are free to wear shoes. Barefoot outdoors is weather permitted.
"The child has a different relation to his environment from ours...the child absorbs it. The things he sees are not just remembered; they form part of his soul. He incarnates in himself all in the world about him that his eyes see and his ears hear."