Montessori Approach for preschool program
The Montessori method of education is based on the observations and discoveries of Dr. Maria Montessori. She was the first woman physician in Italy, graduating from the Royal University of Rome in 1896. From her many years of observation of children she began to design activities that would help the individual development of each child. Given a carefully prepared learning environment, children work toward perfecting their concentration, inner control, and will. A Montessori program is an individualized program designed to help each child reach his or her fullest potential. The Montessori materials are designed to help develop concentration, coordination and independence, as well as give good experience with academic concepts. The classroom environment allows the child to develop his or her social sense and awareness of others in a natural and unrushed way. Montessori education is education for life.
Putting the Montessori Philosophy into Practice in the Classroom
Developed by Italian Dr. Maria Montessori in the early 20th century, the Montessori philosophy has been adapted all over the world. At Bamboo Montessori, the practical application of this approach of sensory-based and self-directed learning for children is the most important element that runs through our programs : Infant/Toddler (Year 2 -3) Primary (3-6): Multi-age environment Enrichment programs: Music and Art, Gardening, Swimming pool Other languages beside English are French, Mandarin and Khmer.
Each of these programs is designed to address the developmental needs of children as individuals and help them develop at their own pace. Each program builds on the one before it, providing challenges appropriate to both age and skill levels. Languages, mathematics, spatial learning, self-discovery, music and art — they’re all incorporated into the Montessori approach.