The Concordia School Concord I do not know how many parents are familiar with the Montessori method, but it is one of the best learning curriculum available to children around the world. I learned about it somewhat late with my 3 boys, and I had considered it when they were eligible. So maybe it is too late for my kids but hopefully not for yours – especially if you live here in Concord, California. Here in Concord we have our very own Montessori school! Jody Kresge founded the Concordia School in 1973. Concordia School is a full member of the American Montessori Society. As a result, the teachers, many of who have been with the school for over 15 years, are Montessori trained and certified. The Montessori curriculum can be loosely termed as “a spiral curriculum” where everything is interrelated. The learning methodology – which is over 100 years old and still considered innovative to this day – is designed to train the young mind to work their way from the highly simplified “big picture” to ever increasing detail with each, subsequent lesson. The idea behind this approach is that every new piece of information a child comes into contact with will fit into what he or she already knows and is comfortable with. I actually got to learn about Concordia from a former client who is about to become a client once again as she is about to sell her home through me. When we recently met again, naturally talking about our kids; she told me that when she first settled in she brought her preschool boy to the Concordia School because he was so shy and timid that she and her husband were afraid that he would not be able to make the move from being home with her to attending school for the first time. In accordance with this thinking, the teachers in the Children’s House at Concordia did a wonderful job getting him to break out of his shell in no time at all. Within a few short weeks, the boy began to gain his self-confidence, and even play with kids from around the neighborhood at the local park. Needless-to-say the speed of this transformation was totally unexpected and very much appreciated. In short the teachers at Concordia helped him “find his voice,” and if you are looking for a similar experience for your children, consider Concordia School in Concord.