An International Montessori Environment in Anna Nagar
Why would you opt for a Montessori school such as ours for your little one, when there are so many schools around you to choose from?
The most important reason: your child will be happier in a school run on Montessori principles. And happiness in children is the one sure indicator that all their developmental needs are being met!
Dr. Montessori developed her system of education in accordance with the natural principles of child development. This ensures that in a Montessori classroom, your children get what they need, as much as they need and at the time they need it, in all the spheres – physical, emotional, intellectual and social.
The conventional educational system was designed during the industrial revolution, when the masses moved into urban areas to work in factories.
They created an effective method of training the following generations of factory workers. Children were instructed to memorize and regurgitate facts – to stop working when the bell rings – to sit in nice, neat rows of desks and ask for permission to move. It is no longer relevant in our modern culture.
Today, successful people work on projects not factory lines. They are rewarded for creating things rather than following orders. And, they are expected to adapt quickly to change within their profession, rather than working at the same job for 50 years. As we peek into the uncertain future of the 21st century, we offer a safe harbor for parents: a research-based method that has been proven to develop some of the brightest minds of our times and is well positioned to develop the movers and shakers of tomorrow.
Our mission is to provide a complete Montessori program which considers the emotional, intellectual, physical, and social development of the total child by addressing the uniqueness of each in a nurturing, emotionally secure and academically excellent environment. Our vision is for each and every child to be happy and be empowered with :
Independence: We will create a prepared environment where children can freely explore their natural sense of wonder and choose their own work with enthusiasm and interest.
Confidence: We will empower the children with opportunities to discover their own pace and method of learning which best suits their individual needs.
Respect: We will provide an environment and guidance which will encourage the children’s development of kindness, courtesy and self-discipline.
The Primary program is for children from 1 ½ yrs to 2 ½ years. The Curriculum understands the dynamic nature of these foundational years. It supports the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development of each child.
Toddlers strengthen speech and language development, in addition to both fine and gross motor skills- all as they explore self, family and the world in which they live.
Teachers implement various Montessori lessons to develop skills, abilities and traits that the student shows a readiness for.
They work with Montessori materials designed to enhance student’s sensory recognition, concentration, coordination, language skills, responsibility and respect. These pillar elements will allow Toddlers to learn and progress with an extremely well grounded and diverse foundation. Students will develop both a strong social and academic base- upon which to grow and excel in their future years.
The Primary program is for children from 2 1/2 to 6 years. In this mixed-age environment children learn by doing. The concrete materials in the classroom allow the children to explore the world through their senses, through touch and motion, and by observing and engaging with others. The curriculum includes:
Practical Life: Independence, concentration, coordination and social skills are learned and refined through the exercises of Practical Life. Whether it is preparing snack or arranging flowers, children feel a sense of accomplishment and joy.
Sensorial: Primary age children are sensorial learners. Lessons in this area are designed to foster and support the refinement of the senses. Through exploration of the Sensorial materials, children categorize and organize the qualities of the world around them.
Language: The Language program focuses on spoken language, writing and reading. Starting with cursive sandpaper letters and phonetic sounds, children experience a wide range of lessons that prepare them for creative writing and reading phonetically and in some cases fluently.
Mathematics: The decimal bead material gives children a strong foundation and a deep understanding of the four operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. They are then presented with lessons that help them to memorize simple math facts.
Cultural: The concepts of earth, water, continents and countries are explored in this area. Children learn an extensive vocabulary for botany, zoology and cultural concepts.
The OST program is for children from 2 1/2 to 6 years and for children attending LKG – UKG in traditional Schools : this Program is designed to strengthen the Foundation in English and Arithmetic.
A Majority of Children who go to traditional schools where learning is not individually designed but predestinated by a strict curriculum might develop a Psychic Barrier towards Language( reading, writing ) or Mathematics. If not corrected at an early stage the Fear of Mathematics or language can be carried by the child all his life.
Based on the principal that any learning between the age group of 0 – 6 years happens through Hands and senses, Children get individual presentation on how to work with a Language or Arithmetic material and are set free to work , repeat, make mistakes, correct mistakes thereby making the learning their own and building self confidence in these areas..
Dr. Montessori’s studies taught her that — unlike adults — young children must learn abstract concepts through concrete, physical examples and objects. For instance, a three-year-old child cannot grasp the mathematical concept of addition simply through verbal explanation. Rather, the child must touch and see physical examples of adding objects to a group. Montessori children “play/work” with specially developed materials designed to both fascinate and entertain them through visual and tactile stimulation.
Naturally, we also set aside plenty of time to run, climb, slide, socialize and play outside.
1. Premium Montessori Materials
2. Highly trained Staff.
3. Specially Prepared environment
4. A wide curriculum for Holistic Learning
5. Longer Work Hours to reap Maximum Benefits
It becomes a matter of what you value most. To give your child the finest possible experience in his most sensitive years is to give him a strong foundation throughout his life and probably ward off investment later to correct or remedy that, which was missed.
The child who enjoys learning and becomes self-directed at the critical preschool age will benefit through all his years of learning.
The admission process begins by attending an open house and orientation to the Montessori Philosophy of education. The Orientation Program will help parents gain an appreciation of Maria Montessori’s philosophy of early childhood education, understand the services of Darwin Montessori and tour the campus.
Parents who are seeking admission for their child to attend Darwin Montessori will be interviewed by the Head of School. The child also will be present during this interview. Admission will be granted to families who show evidence of their careful study and appreciation of the Montessori Philosophy, intention to actively participate in the educational program and extra-curricular activities of the school, and commitment for the child to finish the three-year program.
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Our philosophy is to foster independence, love of learning, and positive sense of self in a prepared environment. Every child is respected and encouraged to function independently at his or her own developmental rate. By making the most of our close-knit community, children are given the best care and attention throughout the entire day that allows us to develop positive, long-lasting relationships with the children and their families. Our faculty is caring, highly trained professionals with knowledge about child psychology who passionately aid in developing confidence and self-esteem at every stage of a child’s development.
I believe there is a big difference between “thriving” in a school environment and simply learning what you need to know to move on to the next grade… and have seen first-hand the impact that a program like Montessori has had on my child both academically and socially… I know my child is nurtured both academically and socially, and that the foundation she is building at the Montessori Schoolhouse is setting her up for guaranteed success as she grows up.Montessori Parent
What I observed from the Montessori system is that the child utilizes his personal interest to explore the world and the world of knowledge. Montessori allows the child to develop at his pace, without holding back those who excel in any given area, or leaving behind those that grasp the concepts more slowly. Montessori teaches the child to be responsible for his own work, success and actions — teaching the children respect and appreciation for their own abilities as well as those of others A Montessori Parent
As a Montessori parent and advocate, I can honestly say that I fell in love with Montessori at first sight. Over the years, I’ve watched my son benefit in so many ways because of his educational experiences. His love for learning, academic abilities, compassion and self-motivation are all qualities he’s attained from this superb form of learning.A Montessori Parent