If you are unfamiliar with Montessori practices, just take a look inside one of our classrooms. A Montessori classroom is arranged to provide a sense of harmony and order, which is conducive to your child's growth and development. For example, you will not find images of cartoon characters or bright posters on the wall, as they can be distracting to the children. Instead, you will find artwork or photographs. The idea is to create a meditative state without unnecessary distractions. Also, the area is divided into sections such as math, language arts, practical life, and sensorial. Each section contains shelves and interesting material to focus on. This allows children to have a more organized workspace so that they can concentrate on specific tasks. Each class also has child-size tools for cleaning and preparing foods, which helps students develop their small motor skills. This also emphasizes a sense of independence, because children are given responsibility. There are many more interesting characteristics of a Montessori classroom and we invite you to Hudson Hills to see the work period in which children are completing various works and activities.