The Montessori preschool classroom for ages 2.5 to 6 years old is a “living room” for children. Our environment allows each child to experience the excitement and pleasure of learning. We believe that every child has a different capacity, for each the level of achievement can be raised through inspiration, grooming, exploration and training so that he can find his own worth and dignity and feel the delight of success.
We struggle to help them improve their natural tools for learning so that their potential is revealed to the maximum. To succeed in achieving the desired goal, we would need not only the devotion and dedication of the teachers, but also the total commitment of the child, as well as the fullest cooperation of the parents.
We enjoy working closely with pre-school aged children. In a specially organized environment, children participate in activities that allow them to grow and develop at their own pace. We help them to make progress in a prepared Montessori environment which has a variety of choices for the child to choose from and work freely. Thus he learns everything without knowing that he is learning. Qualified Montessori directresses direct the children’s energies into constructive channels by guiding them with affection and encouragement so that they may develop the fullness of their own individual human potential through independence, inner discipline and discovery.
We hope that the time your child spends here will be both enjoyable and profitable. We look forward to a happy and successful association over the coming years, as we welcome parental involvement and encourage participation in the life of the school.
- Children are given liberty to work and move around, within guidelines that facilitate them to observe themselves as both independent and part of a group.
- Children are encouraged to work at their own pace, either individually or in co-operation with others.
- Every child has a distinctive personality with an innovative potential to learn and observe their surroundings.
- All children have the right to be treated with respect as an individual.
- Montessori materials help children to explore and master their environment through activities which assist in the development of the whole personality.
- We create an environment in synchronization with child’s natural development.
AREAS OF LEARNING
Children have a strong desire to become independent. Practical life activities help them to improve the skills they need in daily life. While learning essential life skills, children also develop the capacity to focus their attention for an activity. Successful completion of such chores gives children a real sense of their own accomplishment, and develops self-confidence in them.
These activities expose the child to basics in geography, history, and life sciences. Music, art, and movement education are part of the integrated cultural curriculum.
Arts include oral language development, written expression, reading, study of grammar, creative dramatics, and children’s literature. Basic skills in writing and reading are developed through the use of sandpaper letters, alphabet cut-outs, and various presentations allowing children to link sounds and letter symbols easily and express their thoughts through writing.
Experience of the natural environment helps child achieving harmony with it. It also contributes to the child’s spiritual growth. The child should grow up close to nature.
It makes use of manipulative materials that enable the child to internalize concepts of number, symbol, sequence, operations, and memorize the basic facts. Gradually children can move confidently to complete abstract mathematical problems.
Through movement and Montessori exercises for the care of the environment, care of self and development of social skills, the child is helped towards social awareness.
For a student to develop socially, he or she should be able to feel comfortable being apart from his or her guardian for a few hours every day. It is intended that the children should be able to converse with others and discuss the issues that directly affect him or her with their teachers or an adult. The children should know their home address. Some other important social development skills to be achieved by the end of Preschool Stage 1 include:
Other motor development learning outcomes include:
- Be able to comfortably use a toilet
- Be able to brush his or her own teeth
- Be able to understand basic hygiene including bathing and using handkerchiefs properly
- Be able to work as a team or individually
- Being able to trace pictures well.