The curriculum offers individual and holistic learning through the Montessori method of education. The curriculum is split into five areas: practical life, sensorial, language, mathematics and culture. All these topics are introduced in a way that becomes part of an exciting day. The subjects are brought to life with real materials ad activities that stimulates the little minds.
Activities (such as pouring, threading, polishing, folding, care of plants, buttons etc) help children improve their fine motoric skills and eye-hand coordination. and help confidence. All these activities assist the child to develop independence and concentration.
A child’s first learning experiences are achieved through their senses of sight, touch, taste, smell and hearing. The sensorial materials enable the child to order, classify and describe sensory impressions in relation, length, width, temperature, colour etc. These are the foundation of pre-mathematical and language skills.
We created a friendly atmosphere, where children are encouraged to communicate, and their attempts at conversation are valued to ensure they receive an affirming experience. We interact with the children to stimulate and guide them in their ability to understand and communicate with their environment.
Math is all around the young child from day one. Little children are naturally attracted to the science of numbers, shapes, patterns, different sizes and lenghts. Activities help the child learn to discriminate between similarities and differences.
The cultural area of Montessori education covers a variety of subjects: geography, science, botany, zoology, history, art and music. The activities allow the children to observe and work with hands-on experiments that will cultivate a lifelong interest in nature and discovering more about our unique world. Art and music allows children to gain an understanding of language and develop their cognitive, social and emotional skills in a constructive way.
We recognise that children lead by example and are constantly learning through observation. Common courtesy, mutual respect and patience are demonstrated at all times throughout our setting.
Children choose their activities from open shelves with self-correcting materials and work in distinct work areas – on tables or on rugs on the floor.