We employ the Montessori Method which emphasizes the development of all facets of a child's unfolding personality - social, emotional, cognitive and physical. Our child-centered prepared environment contains a wide variety of materials from which a child may choose an activity which supports the development of the whole child. The Montessori teacher acts as a monitor and guide to encourage exploration, discover, trial, practice and success. Early manual skills that develop motor coordination lead to an understanding of weight, size, space, terminology, and other basic concepts of mathematics and language. Each achievement opens a new and exciting challenge for the child. Our environment is specially prepared to provide the child the opportunity to develop and grow to become a successful and independent thinker and seeker of knowledge.
Freedom with responsibility supports the development of self-esteem, self-discipline and social skills. Awareness of and concern for the welfare of the group is an integral part of the environment. Dr. Montessori's cosmic curriculum focuses on the interdependence of all living things. Children learn that they play a role in the scheme of life an dare important members within their society.
L. Robert Allen Montessori Center is a demonstration school for Chaminade University of Honolulu. The Center is a living memorial to Father Chaminade's vision of Catholic and Marianist education. As an integral part of the University's Education Department, the Center serves as a laboratory to provide practicum experiences for the Montessori Teacher Education Program.
The Montessori Teacher Training Program is a professional training program for teachers of young children. It prepares candidates to conduct classes for children between the ages of 3-6, to direct activities for a preschool, daycare center or other child development facility. Students may receive a Bachelors or Masters in Early Childhood Education.
While faithful to the Catholic philosophy of the Marianist community, the Center accepts children without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or disability.
The program includes pre-school and kindergarten age groups from ages 3-6. The Center operates on a year round schedule. Parents may choose to enroll their child for 9 months or 12 months. Hours of operation are 7:30 am-5:30 pm.
L. Robert Allen Montessori Center
Chaminade University of Honolulu
3140 Waialae Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816
Phone: (808) 735-4875
Fax: (808) 735-4876