The Journey to Critical Thinking
Choosing a school for your child is an important decision that can set the stage for his or her school career. There are many options and differing educational approaches to choose from. One thing that most child development experts agree upon is the importance of helping children build critical thinking skills. A Montessori education, as offered at Endeavor Montessori, is designed to foster the critical thinking skills that are vital to success in school and in life.
What is Critical Thinking?
Critical thinking includes different skills that help us learn to make our own decisions. When you think critically about an issue or a problem, it means that you can evaluate, be open-minded, and consider different ways of looking at possible solutions. As children grow up, their critical thinking skills become essential to helping them make judgments independently of their parents.
Is Preschool Too Early to Build Critical Thinking?
The art of critical thinking begins to form in childhood! According to the Foundation for Critical Thinking, “A rich intellectual environment — alive with curious and determined students — is possible only with critical thinking at the foundation of the educational process.” This foundation can begin with even the youngest students. Quality educational programs, such as the modernized Montessori programs offered at Endeavor Montessori, seek to build a foundation of critical thinking skills right from the start of a child’s educational journey.