- Any graduate
- Learn how child learn
- Understand child psychology
- Understand different tools and techniques
- Home Maker
- Any Graduate
- Teachers, Professionals
Diploma in Montessori and Nursery Teacher Education (DMNTE) offers a comprehensive study of Early Childhood Education using both the Montessori and Kindergarten methods of education. This enables learners to comparative study of both Montessori and Kindergarten methods of Education.
Quality early year experiences are crucial for the growth and development of children. Research shows the positive impact of quality early learning experiences on school adjustments and learning levels of children in later schooling. During the early years, the child’s brain develops at its fastest pace, social and personal habits are formed quickly, and the foundation is laid for the child’s subsequent all-round development in life.
This course is designed for students of education and child development, as well as traditional educators, early childhood educators, parents, caregivers and school administrators.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN?
An in-depth study of Montessori and Kindergarten pedagogy focusing on the developmental needs of children from three to six years of age. You will learn:
- How do children develop and learn?
- How to prepare the learning environment?
- Montessori’s philosophy and psychology of human development, focusing on child development from three to six years of age.
- Exercises that promote coordination of movement, independence, social grace, self-esteem, impulse control, empathy, attention and concentration through the integration of mind and body.
- Exercises for the development of spoken and written language, reading skills appropriate for this age.
- What do children learn and their different stages?
- The teacher’s role and family’s role
- How to develop social, emotional, physical, language, and cognitive skills in children?
- How do dramatic play, art, music, outdoor play, etc. promote development?
- How to prepare suitable nutritious snacks and meals for children?
- What are the teaching techniques for Science and Mathematics?
- How to encourage children to experiment, explore and pursue their own interests?
- Duration 6 Months
- Dedication 500 Hours
- Assessments Yes
- Language English
- Certificate Yes
Montessori Principles and Philosophies
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
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: Sight, Touch, Smell, Taste and Sound. Includes the manipulation of specifically designed materials that isolate qualities. Refines fine motor skills, visual and auditory senses and develops coordination and the ability to order and classify. The information gathered by the senses, are assimilated and classified to further develop their intellect. The sensorial activities are like windows of opportunities.
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.
EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE AND EDUCATION : AN OVERVIEW
The module deals with the meaning scope, significance and principles of Early Childhood Care and Education. It also covers the two major philosophies of pre-school education which are the Montessori philosophy and the kindergarten method of education. The teacher trainees are also introduced to the various methods and materials of the preschool education (to make them competent to conduct their classes independently and creatively), e.g. the outdoor and indoor games, storytelling and dramatization, art and craft activities and the nurturing creativity etc.
CHILD PSYCHOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT
The topics which this module covers mainly deals with the social, emotional and cognitive development that occurs in a pre-school child. This module guides a teacher trainee to understand the various stages of child development and how she can be an effective help in bringing out the best in children. It also covers the important topics of children with special needs and managing children with difficult behavior which helps a teacher to accept and understand diversity in her students and in turn become a successful teacher.
CURRICULUM PLANNING AND TEACHING TECHNIQUES
This module covers the two important aspects of teaching which are : (a) The planning of curriculum. (b) The techniques of teaching. The module covers essential aspects of creating a learning environment and teaching various modules like language, mathematics, environmental studies and social studies to the preschoolers in an interesting manner.
ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT OF A SCHOOL
It covers the general principles pertaining to the aims and objectives of a school, the role of a teacher, principal and the school discipline. Student teachers are introduced to the management of school records and registers and also the budget and financial aspects of school. The trainees are also trained to deal with parents and community effectively through this module.
CHILD HEALTH AND NUTRITION
This is an important module for the teacher trainee as it deals with the physical well being of the students whom she is going to deal with. It covers the important issues related to the well being of children like food and nutrition, health care of children, common childhood illness, their prevention and management. It gives the pre-school teachers an insight into the health and nutritional issues of students and equip her to understand them better.