Entrepreneurship at Endeavor Montessori
Maria Montessori’s curriculum, set up over 100 years ago, emphasized many of the skills that are now considered key factors in successful entrepreneurs. Her curriculum stressed areas of independence, self-guidance, and learning at one’s pace rather than the pace of others. This self-directed curriculum ties itself into building great minds that encourage curiosity and independence. In a Montessori environment, students of all ages develop the ability to work by themselves and also with others in small groups.
At Endeavor Montessori, we teach children how to set goals, achieve these goals, and then set higher ones. This process builds self-efficacy and creates a more positive feeling of success. Our students are encouraged in their daily work to take and assess risks and are supported as they learn from their mistakes. Through our use of practical life, even our young students gain a sense of order, accomplishment and concentration starting as early as the toddler years.
Our older students have the opportunity to create a microeconomy and practice their small business skills. Entrepreneurial language such as margin, markup, and cost are all terms children hear and learn from early elementary and on. At Endeavor Montessori, students of all ages and in all classrooms have opportunities to explore areas of interest promoting a freedom and love of learning that a traditional preschool, elementary, or middle school setting may not be able to offer. The prepared environment of our Montessori classrooms is meant to unleash each child’s individual potential by allowing them the freedom to grow, learn and contribute to their own classroom.