Mary, Star of the Sea Early Learning Seeks to Build Goodwill, Peace and Understanding
Through out the many years of service in the education of young children, Mary, Star of the Sea Early Learning Center has provided food the hungry, education services to homeless children with its traveling preschool program, clothes and shoes for children, and donations of educational materials to schools around the world.
Thanksgiving – Turkey Food Donations
Christmas Gifts for Children
In collaboration with Chaminade University of Honolulu. Mary, Star of the Sea Early Learning Center Peace Institute, has participated in “The Summer Montessori Mission Education Program.” This two-week intensive training training experience enriches the teaching journey of every educator of young children (ages 3-6). The program is designed for teachers to enhance their skills and expertise for service beyond their own classroom. The program utilizes the philosophy and practices of Maria Montessori to demonstrate how to use the child’s own environment, both physical and cultural, for educational experiences. Teachers learn how to promote the growth and development of human potential that is tied closely to a commitment to responsible ecology, social harmony and world peace. No prior Montessori experience is necessary.
These photos capture the unique experience of of the ELC first outreach Mission Education program to Badjao, Philippines , at a small Montessori school started by Catholic nuns in a poor rural area. The ELC sent two teachers to participate in the Montessori training of the teachers at the school.