The Montessori method of education is a complete educational approach to make children possess a natural love of learning and continually seek out challenges if given the opportunity to do so. Through this, the child develops intelligence as well as physical and psychological abilities. The Montessori System is designed to in complete to develop the child’s desire to learn and their unique ability to develop their own capabilities. The Montessori system of education has been praised by many educationists.
The Montessori practice is always dynamic because observation and the meeting of needs is continual and specific for each child. When physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional needs are met children glow with excitement and a drive to play and work with enthusiasm, to learn, and to create. They exhibit a desire to teach, help, and care for others and for their environment.
The high level of academic achievement so common in Montessori schools is a natural outcome of experience in such a supportive environment. The Montessori method of education is a model which serves the needs of children of all levels of mental and physical ability as they live and learn in a natural, mixed-age group which is very much like the society they will live in as adults.
Montessori education recognizes that children learn in different ways, and accommodates all learning styles. Students are also free to learn at their own pace, each advancing through the curriculum as he is ready, guided by the teacher and an individualized learning plan.
Key Points of VVM:
The approach - The primary goal of a Montessori program is to provide an experience from which children create their knowledge. It also helps the child reach their full potential in all areas of life. The activities conducted here promote the development of social skills, emotional growth, and physical coordination as well as cognitive preparation for future intellectual academic endeavors. Our holistic curriculum allows the child to experience the joy of learning.
Prepared Environment - We have a supportive learning environment (classroom, materials, and social setting / atmosphere) with all essential things for the child. The teacher provides the necessary resources, including opportunities for children to function in a safe and positive environment. Together, the teacher and child form a relationship based on trust and respect that fosters self confidence and a willingness to try new things.
Montessori Materials - Dr. Montessori’s observations of the kinds of things which children enjoy, and go back to repeatedly, led her to design a number of multi-sensory, sequential, and self correcting materials to facilitate learning.
The Teacher - The Montessori teacher functions as a designer of the classroom, resource person, role model, demonstrator, record-keeper and meticulous observer of each child’s behavior and growth.
Explore & Learn - A child concentrates best by fixing his attention on a specific, purposeful task he is performing with his hands. All the equipment in the classroom entices the child to explore and learn with the use of his hands.
A Unique Method of Education - Montessori is a unique method of education designed to take advantage of the child’s sensitive period for learning between the ages of 3-6 when he can absorb information easily from an enriched environment. The habits and skills, which the child develops here are good for a life time. They will help him to work more efficiently, to observe more carefully and to concentrate more effectively throughout his life.
Future Success & Happiness - The intellectual progress is naturally accompanied by emotional and spiritual growth. The child becomes aware of and learns to love and care for himself and the people and things around him. He learns cooperation and gains inner discipline and independence, which leads to a high sense of self-esteem. The Montessori method offers individual attention to the whole development of the child and the foundation on which the child can build his future success and happiness.