"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
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.
Definition: The term Montessori is in honor of Dr. Maria Montessori, the first woman in Italy to become a physician.
She developed an alternative method of teaching children based on her discovery that children teach themselves through discovery.
Montessori education emphasises learning through all five senses, not just through listening, watching, or reading.
Children in Montessori classes learn at their own, individual pace and according to their own choice of activities from hundreds of possibilities.
The Process of Learning: There are three stages of learning:
(Stage 1) introduction to a concept by means of a lecture, lesson, something read in a book, etc.
(Stage 2) processing the information, developing an understanding of the concept through work, experimentation, creation.
(Stage 3) "knowing", to possessing an understanding of, demonstrated by the ability to pass a test with confidence, to teach another, or to express with ease.
The Results of learning in this way:
In looking at the results one must be sure they are judging a class run by a fully trained teacher.
Using Montessori without this training will not have the same results. When the environment meets all of the needs of children they become, without any manipulation by the adult, physically healthy, mentally and psychologically fulfilled, extremely well-educated, and brimming over with joy and kindness toward each other.
The 3-Hour Work Period: At every age, a minimum of one 3-hour work period per day, uninterrupted is required for the Montessori Method of education to produce the results for which it is famous. Play is the work of the child, all the work we offer have the characteristics of healthy developmentally appropriate play.
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