Under The Early Years Foundation Stage of the Montessori Education, we engage with children below 5 years of age and focus on 3 prime and 4 specific areas of learning. The prime areas of learning include Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED), Communication and Language (CL) and Personal Development (PD) while the specific areas of learning include Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design.
In a Montessori program, the subject matter is interrelated through over-arching cultural themes. Reading, writing, science, history and other subjects are tied together. Modern brain research affirms that connecting knowledge in this way is the most effective method for humans to learn and retain information. This integrated approach is one of the Montessori curriculum's greatest strengths. Studies come alive through a host of hands-on projects and activities.
To Montessori teachers, presenting a lesson to a child is an art form. For example, for the 3-6 age child, we captivate the child's attention by talking very little during the lesson and instead of making our movements slow and deliberate. This allows the child to focus on our actions and remember the little details that may be forgotten if we were speaking at the same time. One of the classic Montessori lesson techniques you might want to investigate is called The Three Period Lesson.
Dr. Montessori developed a philosophy based on children's natural development and they're intrinsic desire to explore, discover and learn from the world around them. Children learn directly from the prepared environment, and from other children—rather than from the mentor. The Montessori method of teaching is a modern educational movement that encourages teachers to view children and classroom education differently than the common teacher-student relationship. Instead of focusing on academic education, the Montessori method focuses on respecting and encouraging each child's individual differences, providing a nurturing environment to teach social interaction and emotional skills.
Because classrooms are multi-age, they are able to support a broader spectrum of learning levels. Montessori lessons are carefully presented and thoughtfully supported with classroom materials. Students may then absorb the subject matter on a number of planes and are encouraged to apply their learning across multiple disciplines. Students go beyond memorization and repetition to true understanding and application of knowledge, skills, and concepts. She is facile in the basic lessons of math, language, the arts and sciences, and in guiding a child's research and exploration, capitalizing on interests and excitement about a subject.
The child is scientifically observed, observations recorded and studied by the teacher. Children learn from what they are studying individually, but also from the amazing variety of work that is going on around them during the day.
Our curriculum, teaching methodology and tie-ups make our students feel at home with the world.