How do you run a Catholic kindergarten?

How can one teach good character and good behavior to kindergarten students effectively and in an authentically Catholic way? Is there any truly Catholic classroom management system out there?

You may want to read the books of Dr. Maria Montessori, a Catholic physician and educator. The Montessori method is a highly-respected educational method for young children.

Recommended reading:

Maria Montessori: Her Life and Work by E. M. Standing
The Montessori Method by Maria Montessori
Montessori Today by Paula Polk Lillard

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