Founded as the first Jewish Montessori preschool of Orange County, California, the Olam community has pledged to provide Jewish youth from the entire Jewish community a hands-on educational environment that allows our students the freedom and guidance to fall in love with learning, Judaism, friends, and the possibility of what they can achieve.
The Olam community is comprised of students, veteran educators, parents, volunteers, donors, and community agencies. We work in partnership to honor the long-standing tradition of our Judaic community, while integrating secular innovative programming, and to preserve the unique natural setting of the Montessori classroom.
Aligning with King Solomon’s wisdom, Italian educator and physician Maria Montessori believed that learning should occur naturally and joyfully for each child. She observed that young children learn best in an environment that allows for hands on experiences. The teacher is a link between the child and the prepared environment, and the child is free to fulfill his potential. Most of the educational materials found today in a Montessori classroom were developed by her over 100 years ago and allow children to develop the tools needed for creative learning as well as stimulate mental and manual agility. Each child works at his/her own pace.