Mission & Philosophy

Our Fabulous Driving Force

Driving Force

Our Unique Mission

At Wonderland Montessori, we are committed to:
  1. Providing quality childcare that enhance the cognitive, physical, social and emotional development of each child.
  2. Empowering and strengthening families as the primary nurturer of their children by offering educational opportunities.
  3. Introducing children and families to needed supportive services designed to improve and create positive change in their lives and their community.
Wonderland Montessori of Anaheim Montessori Classroom
Our Fabulous

Philosophy

Our premier early childhood preschool program philosophy embraces several concepts:

At Wonderland Montessori we believe in creating an environment that is safe, nurturing and enjoyable. Our program helps children become more confident and eager to learn, thereby developing the skills needed for a lifelong success in their academic career and relationship with others.

Research shows that young children learn more and more quickly in these early years than any other tie in their lives, and that playing is one of the most effective ways of learning. Play with purpose is the primary focus of our curriculum.  Playing teaches children to try out ideas, practice grown-up behavior, and puts a sense of order and control into their lives.

Experience deeply influences learning in early childhood and children learn by “doing”, touching, experimenting, choosing. talking and negotiating: therefore, the entire world is a potential curriculum for the preschool child. Our curriculum is not our primary focus – the children are. At Wonderland Montessori, we view curriculum as everything that happens during our time together with the children, and it is based on our daily routines and observations. Teachers observe children as they play, paying close attention to repeated ideas and questions, children’s curiosities, development issues. and children’s understandings. These observations guide our curriculum planning as we create opportunities for children to think about ideas and issues, to reach logical explanations and conclusions, and to stumble upon new perspectives. These are wide variety of tasks that need to be mastered at each developmental stage such as retelling a story, pouring, rolling balls, tumbling, climbing, grasping crayons, and cutting paper with scissors. We provide a variety of opportunities for children so they can choose activities providing unstructured skill practice.  When working with our activities, there are no set or particular ways for working on projects. This freedom of selecting, choosing and creating based upon one’s  own decisions is a critical factor in the positive development of children’s self esteem. Children are observed, developmentally screened, and assessed at the time of enrollment and on a periodic basis by our teaching staff to determine their  skills, knowledge. behavior, and accomplishments.

We make every effort to prepare each child for Kindergarten and it is our hope that children leave our Montessori prepared with a sense of confidence and positive self-esteem. We also hope they developed a desire to learn and the skills needed to succeed in school and life.

5/5
Cr W (Yelp Cypress, CA) - This is probably the best Montessori school in Anaheim. Both my children attend the school and we love it. Ms. Elizabeth does a great...
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2021-05-25T12:27:09-07:00
Cr W (Yelp Cypress, CA) - This is probably the best Montessori school in Anaheim. Both my children attend the school and we love it. Ms. Elizabeth does a great job managing the school. The staff is wonderful and they are great teachers for the little ones. My oldest starts Kindergarten this summer and he already know how to read and write. I am really happy my kids attend this school, I would give six stars if I can 🙂
Jennifer S (Yelp Buena Park, CA) - Our son just began at the Star Bright Montessori School this week.  He has been in a home daycare since he was 3...
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2021-05-25T12:19:14-07:00
Jennifer S (Yelp Buena Park, CA) - Our son just began at the Star Bright Montessori School this week.  He has been in a home daycare since he was 3 months old, but we felt he was ready for more of a school setting.  As new parents to taking our son to school we were extremely nervous for him and how well he would adjust to the new environment. I can say, without a doubt, we are so relieved by his excitement to attend the school.  He came home his first day extremely excited about his teachers, classmates and his day in general.  On his 2nd day, he couldn't wait to go back and he continues to look forward to it each day.  The group of teachers and support staff that the school has is incredible.  All of the children seem to get along and play extremely well together and are all very well behaved.  The curriculum and approach that the Montessori school provides has been a very positive experience and we thank the staff for being such a great support for our growing children.
Jackie P (Yelp Placentia, CA) - Star Bright is a great school. They provide a safe and clean environment for the children. It makes me happy knowing that my child...
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2021-05-25T12:23:28-07:00
Jackie P (Yelp Placentia, CA) - Star Bright is a great school. They provide a safe and clean environment for the children. It makes me happy knowing that my child is well taken care of.
Rachel P (Yelp Anaheim, CA) - My daughter has attended Star Bright for almost 3 years now. She will be leaving soon for kindergarten. I am so thankful for this...
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2021-05-25T12:26:09-07:00
Rachel P (Yelp Anaheim, CA) - My daughter has attended Star Bright for almost 3 years now. She will be leaving soon for kindergarten. I am so thankful for this school. They have development my daughter in a loving and caring environment. The teachers are patient, kind and always available for parents. They push an academic curriculum, they just don't "watch" your child. It will be tough transition for my daughter as she has grown to love her teachers and friends alike. I wish all schools could operate as well as Star Bright does. Thanks you Ms. Kanthi, Ms. Elizabeth, Ms. Jessica and Ms. Jae for all you do!
Monique D (Yelp Murrieta, CA) - My husband and I did a lot of research on schools in our area and when I walked into Star Bright I automatically had...
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2021-05-25T13:40:14-07:00
Monique D (Yelp Murrieta, CA) - My husband and I did a lot of research on schools in our area and when I walked into Star Bright I automatically had a sense of ease and knew we had found our daughters school.  The equipment, furniture and supplies appear new, clean and well taken care of and the children are happy, excited, BUSY and yet calm.  The school has plenty of natural night, giving it SUCH good vibes.  The teacher is kind, patient, knowledgeable, confident and most importantly, very obviously enjoying her time with the children.  I can literally go on and on about how much I think this school is perfect for my child.  (Oh!  AND they have brought in a professional dance company for the kiddos once a week!).  We are fairly new to Star Bright and already we feel so very pleased with our decision to allow this school to have the honor to begin our daughters path into her education 😉
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