What is a Montessori School?

Montessori system of education was figured by Maria Montessori in the mid 1900s. She was one of the first female doctors in Italy and she studied children from different socio-economic backgrounds and developed a new system of education. Knowing a few pertinent differences between the two systems of education will help guardians make an informed choice about which preschool they want to enroll their child in.

Montessori is a method that is based on sequential learning. For each individual child the first step of an educational activity is presented first, and then when that is mastered the next is presented and so forth. It is all hands-on, experiential learning.

It is different than the traditional way of learning that most other schools use… and one of those big differences is how they view children.

Montessori views children as naturally in control and able to maneuver through their environment with little help, even handling real glass drinking cups and knives to cut. Whereas the traditional method sees children as naturally out of control which is why the day is set up as it is… broken up into quiet and then large muscle play in order to use up their energy so they can settle down and pay attention.

Montessori education is based on self directed activity, hands on learning, and collaborative play. Montessori education focuses on child-led learning. Students are encouraged to be the directors of their own study, identifying and pursuing projects that interest them, with the teacher serving as a guide to their learning.

Montessori classroom looks much different. There you’ll find students of varying ages all engaged in different activities simultaneously, with the teacher observing, sometimes aiding a child in his or her endeavor

Firm Foundation is providing a stimulating and positive learning environment for students from 18 months to 6 years of age. Small classes ensure personalized guidance and attention. The students belong to a harmonious community and there is recognition of each child’s individual needs and learning styles. Education at the Firm Foundation offers your child an opportunity to develop independence, self-confidence and self esteem. The programme encourages the development of personal responsibility, thinking processes and encourages a love of learning. We hope this prospectus will convey to you some of Firm Foundation’s special characteristics.

If you would like to know more we extend a cordial and enthusiastic invitation to you to contact us on 09610889444 and arrange either a tour of the school or an observation of one of our classes in action. You will be most welcome

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