Welcome to our site and the wonderful world of Montessori! While the first Montessori Children’s House opened over 100 years ago, the movement is far from antiquated and continues to gain in influence and popularity today. This is due to the great vision and dedication of our foundress, Dr. Maria Montessori. Her findings, based on observation alone, have been confirmed over and over again as medical study of the brain has progressed.
Today it is often noted that very young children are like “little sponges”. This phenomenon, found up to the age of six, was first described by Montessori, who called it “The Absorbent Mind”. She noted that, in an almost effortless manner, the young child “absorbs” the language, customs and way of life found in his or her own home and culture. In addition, it is in this phase of life that habits such as initiative, patience, responsibility, comfort with use of the hands and body, and other unique aspects of the child’s personality are most easily developed. Once the child enters the first grade, the die has already been cast!
At Montessori School of The Epiphany, we believe that the power of the Absorbent Mind places great responsibility on everyone who has contact with the very young. And we take seriously our own role in “the village” where parents are raising young children today.
We invite you to take the time to view our website carefully. And we encourage you to set up an appointment to visit our very special Montessori school. AMI teacher training and long experience with young children and their families have enabled us to develop a Montessori experience that is unique in Austin and one you won’t soon forget. Come out and see for yourself!
Annie Spade, Founder-Director