Chris and Allyson Morris both feel that the hybrid curriculum is uniquely designed to engage children in the learning process while also encouraging families to take a larger role in their education. Allyson says that although there are other pre-schools offering Montessori in the Atlanta area, none offer the innovative progressive curriculum of Ivybrook Academy.
“Incorporating the project-based approach of Reggio Emilia helps bring a different classroom environment,” says Allyson. “Your child is actively participating in their learning experience. That’s something I appreciate much more as a parent.”
Chris says that incorporating Multiple Intelligences research as part of the curriculum meets children on a level that speaks to their individual strengths. He explains how this helps instill confidence in children that is crucial to later success.
“In a more traditional school, you can really struggle if you’re not a verbal or quantitative person,” he says. “Everyone has a higher intelligence level in something. When you focus on that, you boost a child’s self-esteem during a very important part of their life.”