Provide a stimulating Montessori environment for children to engage, emerge and evolve into a self-confident and independent individual
Kinderhome Montessori strives to prepare:
- Well-educated and inquisitive students.
- Effective self-directed learners.
- Caring and confident human beings participating in their home communities.
- Engaged, informed and responsible citizens of the global community.
Philosophy of Montessori: The basic idea in the Montessori philosophy of education is that all children carry within themselves the person they will become. In order to develop physical, intellectual and spiritual potential to the fullest, the child must have freedom: a freedom to achieve through order and self-discipline. Dr. Montessori developed what she called the Prepared Environment, which already possesses a certain order and allows children to learn at their own speed, according to their own capacities and in a non-competitive atmosphere. “Never let children risk failure until they have a reasonable chance of success.” If Montessori children are free to learn, it is because they have acquired an “inner” discipline from their exposure to both physical and mental order. This is the core of Dr. Montessori’s philosophy. Social adjustment, through a necessary condition of learning in a schoolroom, is the purpose of education. Patterns of concentration, “stick-to-itiveness” and thoroughness, established in early childhood, produce a confident, competent learner in later years. Montessori teaches children to observe, to think, to judge. It introduces children to the joy of learning at an early age and provides the framework in which intellectual and social discipline go hand-in-hand.
Our school follows The Montessori Method for early education. Dr. Maria Montessori realized that a young child had great potential for learning. To challenge a young mind she developed an alternative method of teaching that emphasized specially trained teachers and uniquely designed learning materials and apparatus – thus stimulating a child’s mind. She believed that children’s innate desire to learn should be cultivated in their formative years to develop an even stronger desire to learn that will stay with them through life. Montessori classroom environment is prepared and structured to allow a child to learn through exploring independently and at his or her own pace.