Montecito Teaching Philosophy
At Montecito children thrive in a unique setting built especially for them, one that supports discovery, independence and social interaction.
We believe that every child is competent and innately motivated to learn. Play sets the stage and provides the medium through which the children may imitate, explore, test ideas, acquire information and draw conclusions.
Children develop their intellectual competencies which will promote academic learning through meaningful, hands-on, self-directed and teacher-facilitated activities.
We model respectful social interactions and help children develop their social/emotional and language skills, thus building a strong foundation to become a successful member of the community.