Our Program

Practical life

Practical life which concentrates on the child’s fine and gross motor skills. It teaches them to care for themselves and the environment, in which they live, develops concentration and coordination, social skills and independence. This area develops concentration, co-ordination, social skills, and independence

Exercises of Practical life

Practical life exercises, in a prepared Montessori environment, aim to develop independence. The activities lead them to develop eye–hand coordination, concentration, patience and encourage them to become self-sufficient. The activities that are included in this area also promote care for environment.

 

The exercises of practical life are formative activities, a work of adaptation to the environment. Such adaptation to the environment and efficient functioning therein is the very essence of a useful education.

-Maria Montessori

 

Sensorial

Sensorial which involves the five senses and the brain. It prepares the child to organize, categorize and systemize the impressions that they already have and will develop and train their senses.

Sensorial Exercises

Sensorial exercises aim to refine the senses with the help of scientifically prepared, didactic material. These exercises allow children to learn similarities, differences, gradations between sizes, shapes and colours thus refining their understanding of dimensions and chromatics. A carefully prepared Montessori environment offers hands on manipulation and exploration through materials.

 

What the hand does the mind remembers.

-Maria Montessori

 

Mathematics

Math, which is concrete and hands on, counting 1-1000’s, skip counting, and arithmetic. Our goal is to have each child develop a love for numbers, problem solving strategies, and have confidence in using numbers in everyday life.

Little children are naturally attracted to the science of number. Mathematics, like language, is the product of the human intellect It is therefore part of the nature of a human being. Mathematics arises from the human mind as it comes into contact with the world and as it contemplates the universe and the factors of time and space. It under girds the effort of the human to understand the world in which he lives. All humans exhibit this mathematical propensity, even little children. It can therefore be said that human kind has a mathematical mind.

 

Children display a universal love of mathematics, which is par excellence the science of precision, order, and intelligence.

-Maria Montessori

 

Language

Language which involves reading and writing phonetically, vocabulary development, preparing the hand for writing, introduce the sounds of each letter of the alphabet, and learning verbs and nouns in a fun way.

The Montessori classroom is designed to help the child in his development in language. Because the learning of language is not done through subjects as in a normal classroom, the child is learning at his own rhythm. This allows the child to concentrate on the learning of each important step in language so that each progressive step is done easily and without any thought on the part of the child. The special material also plays an important role in aiding the child develop the powers of communication and expression, of organization and classification, and the development of thought.

 

“The only language men ever speak perfectly is the one they learn in babyhood, when no one teaches them anything.”

-Maria Montessori

 

Science

Within the area of science, children will learn about nature and how it affects their everyday life. Children are natural observers. They are fascinated by the phenomena found in the natural world. To capture their interest and ignite their curiosity, Montessori environment offers ample hands on opportunities for them to explore every day science in order to develop a taste for scientific concepts.

Culture comprises of the major components binding man together as society. It is an accumulation of thoughts, values, and objects. It is necessary that the child should be introduced to the fundamentals of history, in relation to the present socio-economic and civic conditions. He should also be introduced to the various aspects of Geography, which are in the limit of his understanding. For this firsthand participation is necessary because attributes cannot be learnt through memorization.

 

Times have changed, and science has made great progress, and so has our work; but our principles have only been confirmed, and along with them our conviction that mankind can hope for a solution to its problems, among which the most urgent are those of peace and unity, only by turning its attention and energies to the discovery of the child and to the development of the great potentialities of the human personality in the course of its formation.

-Maria Montessori

 

Culture

Culture is mainly theme work, music, art, physical activity and nutrition. Culture is to learn about the world and the people that live in it. The goal here is to help the child become aware of and appreciate the diversity of the world. Art is a way for the child to express themselves.

Library

There will be a corner that is dedicated to the library or reading corner. Children will have many books to choose from and a comfortable quiet area to read.

 

"Education should no longer be mostly imparting of knowledge, but must take a new path, seeking the release of human potentialities."

- Maria Montessori