Diploma in Montessori Teacher Education (3-6)
Montessori Method of Education is one of the most relevant Early Childhood Education(ECE) which is being practiced worldwide even in the most remote part. The students while doing the training will learn that it is a training program which helps the child to learn various concepts with hands-on activities.
Montessori is the largest pedagogy in the world. 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, curriculum and child development, as well as traditional educators, early childhood educators, parents, caregivers and school administrators.
There are 5 curriculum areas which helps the child develop as a well rounded person and prepares the child for life:
Dr. Maria Montessori arrived at one of the most unique and shot 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.
The activities in this area helps the child in overall growth and development. By performing the activities in this area, the child develops Concentration, co-ordination, order and independence resulting in confidence and self-esteem.
Sensorial activities are master-piece providing the information gathered by the senses through the Intelligence. The intelligence assimilates this information classifies it that needing to the development of the intellect. Dr. Maria Montessori said "The hand is the instrument of the intellect."
The Language Materials introduce the child to each written letter by its sound and encourage muscular memory through the touching of Sand Paper Letters. Various presentations allow children to effortlessly link sounds and their written symbols and ultimately to write; 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.
The Montessori Maths materials are concrete helping the child understand the abstract concepts. Dr. Maria Montessori called them "The Materialized Abstraction". The child internalizes the concept of Number and the place values such as units, tens, hundreds and thousands and enjoys doing the full mathematic operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
The word culture in the Montessori curriculum refers to Science, Geography, History, Botany, Zoology, Art and Music. When the children during their Absorbent years are helped to learn the activities in the cultural area, they form a good foundation for the Cosmic Education. The children as young as 3 1/2 years of age, are eager to know about plant life and animal life. While the children work with activity in the plants and animal curriculum, they learn about the existence of animals and the flora and fauna of different continents.