Mrs. Shah, is a member of the American Montessori Society (AMS) and is affiliated with the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE). Mrs. Shah trains and certifies students at Mercer Community College to become future Montessori teachers. She also the Director of the Montessori Teaching program at Mercer County Community College for the past eight years. She is a believer in Montessori Education compared to traditional education because the of Maria Montessori’s Philosophy in Observing and following the child. She quotes Maria Montessori:
Montessori classrooms provide a prepared environment where children are free to respond to their natural tendency to work. The children’s innate passion for learning is encouraged by giving them opportunities to engage in spontaneous, purposeful activities with the guidance of a trained adult. Through their work, the children develop concentration and joyful self-discipline. Within a framework of order, the children progress at their own pace and rhythm, according to their individual capabilities.
This program is affiliated by the American Montessori Society (AMS) and accredited by the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE).