A child and a lady are strolling through an apple
orchard. The child sees a delicious red apple on a tree and asks for it. The lady considers picking the apple and giving it to the child. She ponders for a moment.
Then, the lady lifts the child higher, lowers the
branch from where the apple hangs and lets the child pick the apple. The child is joyful and exclaims, “I did it! I picked the apple all by myself!”
In the Montessori environment, the goal is to
have children experience this feeling of competence and independence in each task they accomplish.
The name “Effica” is derived from the term
“self-efficacy” which means an inner belief that one
is capable of accomplishing desired goals.
Guided by intrinsic motivation, children pursue activities for the mere joy of accomplishing them.
The accumulation of such profound experiences provides a sound academic foundation and
enhances a child’s love of learning, and of life itself.
1988 - 2019