Little Tree Education provides the highest quality early childhood education. We have 3 locations in Bozeman, MT and 2 locations on New Hampshire's Seacoast in Dover & Madbury. Our year-round programs serve infants, toddlers & preschoolers. 

Mission & Vision: 

Little Tree Education is a school that children can call their own - fostering curiosity and enabling development. We honor the child’s natural desire to learn through imagination and exploration. LTE provides learning experiences that develop and maintain the learning, social, physical and emotional skills necessary for successful school performance in the years to come. LTE effectively prepares children for a life full of learning. If you value education from birth, LTE is for you! 

Who is Maria Montessori?

Maria Montessori (1870-1952), the first female Doctor of Medicine in Italy, and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize three times.  She spent much of her early life working with the mentally challenged and socially deprived children of Rome. Through this work, Dr. Montessori learned about how and when children concentrate and learn. She found that children showed considerable ability to concentrate on a task in which they were interested and spend significant amount of time repeating these tasks. Montessori discovered that children preferred having order around them in quiet spaces, having the chance to keep their surroundings in order themselves and enjoyed doing real-life work with real-life materials. She also discovered that children learn best by doing things for themselves, having the opportunity to correct their own mistakes and by having the freedom to choose what work to do or what material to work with and not by receiving reward or punishment. From her intensive experience educating these children, the Montessori Method of teaching was born. Through study, observation, guidance and experimentation, Montessori found the major principles of her method to be applicable to all children.

 

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