In our first video in our series on different preschool philosophies, Rachel visits a Montessori preschool to learn more about their teaching strategies, Montessori classroom tools for ECE, including different sized blocks, counting tools, maps, and more, and even some common misconceptions about how Montessori works (do kids get to play? is there too much structure?) Take a tour around the classroom with Rachel and Miss Elena – and think about incorporating pieces of the Montessori education into your own early childhood work or play.
No Small Matter is a feature length documentary film about early childhood education in America, coming out in 2017, co-produced by Chicago filmmakers Siskel/Jacobs Productions and Kindling Group.
Director: Rachel Giannini
Producer: Laura WIlson
Camera: Chris Dilts
Editors: Ji Jinglu and Dallas Golden
SPECIAL THANKS to the Sauganash Montessori School