About Us

We are a community based, an independent, bilingual(english /mandarin) micro-school in South bay area. Our education philosophy is to help every child develop into:
A Self-Directed Learner, a Flexible Thinker, a Creative Problem-Solver, and an Empathetic Citizen.We are dedicated to provide an excellent academic and language program in an organized and nurturing environment.

  • Montessori Childcare

  • After School Education Service

  • Mandarin/STEAM Learning

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Mission & Vision

        We follow Dr. Maria Montessori's Method. The Montessori Method has been used in educating children for over 80 years. It emphasizes on independence, freedom within limits, and respect for a child's natural psychological development, as well as technological advancements in society.

        The world around us focuses more and more on science and technology. So parents may wonder how a Montessori classroom can blend STEAM education (Science, Technology, Engineering ,Arts and Mathematics) into daily learning. At Chia Seed Learning Center, we believe adding STEAM into the Montessori curriculum is important to give students the technological knowledge to thrive in our ever advancing world.

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Montessori STEM/STEAM Education

        By nature, Montessori education shares many of the hallmarks of STEM education. For instance, question-based and hands-on learning, critical thinking, open-ended exploration and applying self-initiative. It is also a natural place for STEM activities occur. This is a result of encouraging students to be independent, curious and innovative. With careful planning, Montessori materials fully engage a student’s senses. The curriculum also reinforces that everything is related, showing the connection of topics across the five Montessori Learning areas: Language Arts, Mathematics, Practical Life, Sensorial, and Geography/Culture.

        Students are able to work at their own pace and build on their individual strengths, and may work independently or as part of a team to complete projects. This provides opportunities to develop both their individual concentration and their collaboration skills. As this approach encompasses many of the primary tenets of Montessori education, it clearly demonstrates how STEM activities can be an exciting and well-suited addition to a Montessori environment.

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Ways that Montessori provides STEAM experiences for your child

        At Montessori classroom, we offer age-appropriate activities that encompasses your child’s innate curiosity about the world, including their interests in science, art, engineering, technology, and math.

We offer many daily activities that tie in directly to learning in the areas of science, technology, engineering, math, and the arts. Some learning activities your child may enjoy at our classroom can include:

  • Planting a seed and observing its growth from seed to sprout to leaves and flowers

  • Creating and observing rain gauges to learn about natural processes such as evaporation

  • Blowing bubbles and watching how they respond to different environmental elements, such as breezes and different surface materials the bubbles may touch

  • Learning about the design of things by playing with materials designed to nest into one another or connect with one another in a clear pattern

  • Categorizing objects into groups that share the same trait (size, shape, color)

The possibilities are endless for incorporating STEM or STEAM into your child’s learning. With our teachers offering thoughtful guidance, Montessori equips your child to do well in a technologically-savvy future.