Children’s House of Durango’s mission is to create an environment for children, in which they are encouraged to explore, create, learn, socialize, and develop concentration, coordination, and independence. Our school is committed to developing within each child a sense of responsibility and interdependence with their community and the world. Our philosophy encourages children to appreciate and respect nature and the environment. We believe in the development of responsible and caring people who can direct their own lives and contribute to making the world a better place for future generations.
At Children’s House of Durango, the Montessori method provides a life-long love of learning. The children are exposed to various stimuli in a prepared environment with gentle guidance and freedom to make choices. We believe that inner discipline can only be achieved in an atmosphere of freedom where the child is trusted to make choices that are appropriate for their own level of readiness. The teacher is there to encourage, redirect, and supervise, but it is the child that learns through personal motivation in manipulating the work itself within the prepared environment.