Diploma in Montessori Teacher Education (3-6)
Montessori Method of Education is one of the most popular Early Childhood Education(ECE) pedagogy which is being practiced worldwide even in the most remote parts.
This pedagogy is more than 100 years old but is still relevant to present times. Some of the most eminent people such as the founders of Google, Amazon, Wikipedia and many more well known people have had Montessori education.
This course is designed for students of education and child development, as well as traditional educators, early childhood educators, parents, caregivers and school administrators.
The five key areas of learning which help the child to prepare for life in the Montessori environment include:
Dr. Maria Montessori arrived at one of the most unique and sought after pedagogy after careful observations of children. She came to the conclusion that each child has her own pace of development and can unfold her potentials in a prepared environment given the freedom within limits.
Exercises of Practical Life includes life skills to help develop independence, coordination,concentration, self-control, self-awareness, confidence and includes:
Sensorial activities allows the child to refine each of their senses:
Language is based on phonetic awareness. Children work through specific hands-on and tactile language materials such as the Sand Paper Letters to the Moveable Alphabet. Language is not an isolated topic but runs through the curriculum. The spoken language is the foundation for writing and then reading. Dr. Montessori recognized that writing as a coding skill comes before reading, a decoding skill. Basic skills in writing are developed through the use of the sandpaper letters, chalk boards, sand trays and metal insets.
Mathematics is developed with the use of concrete learning materials. Each exercise builds upon another and the child gradually moves from concrete to abstract areas such as place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and fractions.
Cultural Studies allows the child to explore the natural world around them through the introduction of Geography, Zoology, Botany, History and Science. Art and music is part of cultural activities, however, creativity is encouraged across all curriculum areas. It makes them aware that they are part of the larger community and they are responsible to respect and care for other species as well.