Developing your childʼs unique wholeness through meaningful engagement
“The child seeks for independence by means of work; an independence of body and mind.”
DR. MARIA MONTESSORI
The Infant Community introduces children (1½ – 3 years) to social life beyond the family. It is a place where they experience their first structured contact with other children and start learning to be part of an intimate community outside the home. The children will learn to work together in everyday activities of life, building their independence, psychomotor development and language in the process. This is a period of development where the children are building their character and learning to communicate and understand their emotions, the Infant Community is built to aid the children’s development in these areas and to grow them into confident, responsible and well-adjusted individuals. It also prepares the child for entry into the Casa.
The curriculum is organised into these main areas:
- Practical Life
- Food Preparation/ Cooking
- Art and Craft
- Music & Movement
Casa (Preschool and Kindergarten for 2½ – 6 years)
Montessori Childrenʼs House creates a conducive, dynamic and nurturing environment to facilitate your childʼs development.
Through engagement with purposeful Montessori exercises, your child will see themselves as competent and capable, while trusting the wisdom of their inner guide and learning at their own pace. They are given the opportunity to follow their own interests, develop their concentration and choose their own activities.
5 Key Areas of Montessori Learning
1. Practical Life
Through mastery of practical life activities, your child cultivates independence,
hand-eye co-ordination, self-discipline and concentration while learning to care
for themselves, others and their environment. Starting and completing these activities gives your child a sense of achievement and builds their self-esteem, encouraging future learning.
Working with the specially-designed Montessori materials, your child refines their senses, while forming the basis for abstract thinking. Your child will experience the liberation of being able to identify, describe and articulate the beauty and subtleties of the world around them.
Your child is taught language using the sound of letters first and then given opportunities to hone their verbal and written expression through music, storytelling and public speaking, encouraging your child to be highly expressive and imaginative.
Interaction with our Montessori-designed mathematics materials helps your child understand numbers and counting through experential learning. Coupled with scientific reasoning, your child’s abstract reasoning and critical thinking skills will mature, empowering them to be independent learners.
Expand your childʼs knowledge horizons with a well-rounded education of Geography, History, Biology, Botany, Zoology, Art, Music and Science. Through these holistic studies, your child learns to respect and love their extended human and physical environment.