Miss CJ earned her master degree in Public Policy concentrating in education policy from Columbia University in summer of 2018, and she earned her bachelor degree from Penn State University in Developmental Psychology.
She received her AMS Montessori Administration credential from Westside Montessori Teacher Education Program in New York. Prior to joining Guidepost Montessori, Miss CJ did her internship at American Montessori Society working in their Teacher Education Program department. Ms. CJ served as the assistant head of school at Guidepost Montessori at Magnificent Mile in Chicago and now working as the admissions specialist for Guidepost Montessori Virtual School.
Miss CJ truly believes in Maria Montessori's famous quote; "The child is both a hope and a promise for mankind." She is very passionate about offering the best early childhood experience for every child and supporting our families with her efforts and love. In her free time, she loves playing with Lego and cooking Asian cuisine.
Practical Tips for Setting Montessori in the Home
The “prepared environment” is Maria Montessori’s concept that the environment can be designed to facilitate maximum independent learning and exploration by the child. Dr. Montessori described the goal of the prepared environment as follows: “The first aim of the prepared environment is, as far as it is possible, to render the growing child independent of the adult.” The prepared environment, therefore, is one of the core components of the Montessori philosophy. According to Dr. Montessori, the learning environment, and everything that the child comes into contact with should foster independent learning and exploration. During this session, I'm going to explain the key components of the prepared environment and specific recommendations on how to restructure your home space.