- Advanced Diploma in Montessori and Childhood Education
- Diploma in Montessori and Childhood Education
- Diploma in Pre-primary Education
- Diploma in Primary Education
- Diploma in Early Childhood Care & Education
Duration of the course: 1 year regular or distance course
This course is recommended for all experienced teachers to keep themselves updated with the latest methods and materials
Anyone who wants to start a school
The course covers in detail on how to set-up and administer a pre-school, giving them all the benefits of the course.
The course helps parents understand the natural stages of growth in a child and encourage them to support and help the child to grow his utmost potential.
This course is aimed at giving you an understanding of the Montessori Method and an insight into the applications of the Montessori Tools.
A study of the human development from birth to adulthood, the physical and psychology aspects of the child between three and six years. She described childhoods as a process in which a hidden but definite plan of nature unfolds as the child works to create the adult personality.
Focus is on the concepts of Montessori principles, such as the'Absorbent Mind', Sensitive Periods' and the 'Human Tendencies', which are the subconscious powers, which guide the child in his self-construction.
- Freedom within a structured environment.
- The child's natural need for independence is encouraged.
- Children are encouraged to concentrate by being introduced to materials at the right developmental level for them, and to complete each activity.
- The value of growing up in close contact with nature.
- The environment should be aesthetically pleasing, simple and clean.
- Social awareness this is aided by placing children in 'family' or mixed age groups.
- Children have to be respected as being different from adults and as individuals who differ from each other.
- Children have times in their lives when they are particularly attuned to certain types of learning.
- Schools are part of the local community; children learn most effectively when a partnership exists between the child, parent and teacher and she/he is allowed to do things by him/herself.
Additionally, the curriculum includes the organization and administration of a new 'Montessori House of Children'. It also deals with tackling various responsibilities involved while merging into an existent classroom and adapting to the children. It offers training in the technique of objective observation, material making, record maintenance, evaluation, parent orientation, and parent education, etc.
The theory deals with the origin and development of the Montessori method. Also dealt in detail are the role and the training of the adult as the 'Montessori Directress' and the function of the 'Prepared Environment' as a cohesive and scientific environment to self-formation of the child.
These are a key element in the environment, as the child learns through the materials, many of which are self-correcting, rather than directly through the teacher.
TheMontessori teacher first observes the child to ascertain his/her interests and developmental level, and then gently directs the child towards appropriate activities so that she/he learns for him/herself through the environment and through the specially designed educational materials. Montessori tools can be grouped into 5 areas of activities.
In the Practical Life area, children carry out familiar home activities, such as sweeping, polishing, dusting, pouring, preparing foods, etc.
The Sensorial Material allows the child to understand his environment while learning through his senses.
Many activities are designed to proceed naturally towards the development of skills for reading and writing.
The child is introduced to Mathematics through the use of concrete materials. By working with the specially designed materials, he/she learns the physical quantities and matching abstract symbols.
We introduce the children to Cultural Subjects (Geography, History, Botany, Zoology, Science, Music and Art) to help feed their imagination and understanding of the real world during the time that they are most sensitive to them, which enables them to understand their role and the fact that they are part of the whole system.