What is Montessori?
Montessori is a method generally known as a self-directed approach of learning using a set of materials that are by nature self-correcting. The teacher observes and then directs or leads the child rather than merely instructing. The child not only learns concepts in reading or math, for instance, but more importantly learns how to learn, thus establishing a foundation that lasts a lifetime.
Compass Montessori School of Federal Way
Compass Montessori School (CMS) is a progressive Montessori preschool located in Federal Way, Washington. We are affiliated with the Montessori Institute of America (MIA), which is a founding member of the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE).
Compass Montessori School of Federal Way (CMS) is a progressive Montessori preschool located in Federal Way, Washington. We are affiliated with the Montessori Institute of America (MIA), which is a founding member of the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE).
At CMS, children learn how to succeed
Children, ages 2 1/2 to 6 years old, love to learn by doing, experimenting, touching, and using all of their senses. Our enriching and engaging environment and our love of teaching fosters an excitement for learning in all of our students. With the advent of the information age, and now the beginning of the communication age, we are finding that traditional methods of learning can no longer prepare our children for the future. Instead, traditional methods can severely limit the ability of teachers and students to adapt to the 21st century.
Founder of Compass Montessori
My name is Mina Evers and my area of interest and study is Montessori education. Since my youth, I have always been involved in activities and programs that have had to do with teaching and leading children. From my teenage years, I have been a youth leader, Sunday school teacher, and Sunday school director. I have come to realize that I have a deep love for children. While my professional career led me in a different direction, my joy has always been to be with children. This is the reason why I decided to take the Montessori education courses 14 years ago. The Montessori method immediately excited me and I have become very passionate about pursuing my goal with Montessori-based teaching. For me, teaching children is not only a passion but a way to give something back to this society by guiding young minds to develop the joy of learning and life skills that last their lifetimes. I have enjoyed every minute of the last 14 years doing what I love. I hope to enjoy teaching for many more years to come!