"The Montessori Child Care Centre has made a world of difference to my child, with love, manners, reading, writing
and preparation for school"
- Patty Smith
What Is Montessori?
Monday, April 11 2016
Montessori is a method of education that is based on self-directed activity, hands-on learning and collaborative play. In Montessori classrooms children make creative choices in their learning, while the classroom and the teacher offer age-appropriate activities to guide the process.
Why Move Your Child To Our Montessori Centre
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The curriculum is divided into four main areas.
Practical life not only gives the children the opportunity to practise the skills of everyday life but also helps them to develop concentration and develop co-ordination of mind and body.
The sensorial materials capitalise on the fact that children use their senses to learn. Through these materials they are encouraged to order and classify the physical properties of the world they live in.
The materials for mathematics help the children to learn and really understand mathematical concepts because they are presented using concrete materials.
Children are prepared to write and read from the minute they come into the class through a series of activities that gradually build all the individual skills required so that when they are ready it is just a natural progression.
Geography, history, biology, botany, zoology, art and music are covered with a hands-on approach that is based on the fact that children learn most effectively from their own experiences.
What Is The Child Care Benefit ?
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Child Care Benefit is a payment from the Australian Government that helps you with the cost of your child care.
You can get CCB if you are a parent, foster parent or grandparent with a child in your care who is attending child care services approved by, or registered with, the Government.
Montessori Toddler classrooms are foremost designed to promote independence, concentration, and a sense of order.
Our Monet room is designed to give our younger toddlers the opportunity to work within a prepared environment where “me do it!” is our goal for the children.
The furniture is fit to the proper proportions for children to use (e.g., tables and chairs, shelves even the kitchen sink!). There is a place for everything, and everything has its place.
Young children, especially, need the reliability and consistency of knowing where materials are located, and where to find what they need. They build a cognitive map of the environment as a whole and the individual materials in particular, which guides their daily actions within the environment.
At Montessori Gold Coast our classroom environments are calm, simple, quiet, and safe, aid children in developing focus and sustained attention.
They are beautiful and encourage the child's exploration.
In our Monet room, there is not an excess of decoration or hanging objects, as these only serve as a distraction.
There are a variety of activities that interest and challenge children.
The teachers carefully and frequently observe the children in order to decide when materials need to be removed, replaced, or extended upon.
Materials increase in challenge as children become older and more capable.
They need to meet the child's needs, which change with each developmental stage.
Less is more in a Montessori classroom because repetition leads to the development of focus.
As these skills are developed and more fully formed the child turns 2 and is invited to join the other 2 year olds in our Van Gogh room where we hone our practical life skills, continue to explore through our sensorial activities and of course toilet train!
One of the greatest benefits of the Montessori Method, particularly during the early learning experience, is the focus on hands-on learning.
The emphasis is on concrete, rather than abstract learning, as toddlers work on activities that are focused on teaching them language and practical life lessons.
Teachers encourage students to concentrate on tasks independently from their friends until they have mastered the task.
For children aged 15 months this reduces the tensions between children not yet communicating vocally.
Children in this age are given the time and guidance to explore and work with activities that are suited to their developmental need and desire to do it for themselves.
Whether your child has been part of our community for a while or is only just joining us, the benefits of the Montessori method will become more apparent as your child continues through their educational journey.
9 Robert Street Mudgeeraba
Gold Coast QLD 4213