“It is true, we cannot make a genius … we can only give each individual the chance to fulfill his potential possibilities to become an independent, secure and balanced human being.”
– Dr. Maria Montessori
The Next Step Montessori provides an inviting and stimulating learning environment in which the child can develop skills through exploration and discovery at their own pace. Our classrooms are divided into separate but related areas, designed to give the child freedom to make choices in an environment prepared with attractive materials.
Circle Time : us & our environment (20 minutes)
This is a time for the children and teachers to discuss and exchange important information about themselves and the day’s events. The children also participate in calendar and weather activities that develop various number concepts such as patterning, sequencing, graphing and counting.
Student Directed / Teacher Directed Activities (80 minutes)
The children will have the opportunity to choose any activity from the following centres:
•Practical life exercises assist children in learning to take care of themselves, each other and their environment.
•Sensorial activities provide specific opportunities for exploration to order, broaden and refine sense perceptions.
•Language exercises nourish the children’s vocabulary, enhancing self-expression and developing reading and writing skills.
•Mathematical materials offer an exciting concrete experience of number concepts and operations.
•Cultural subjects including Science, Geography, History, Art and Music deepen children’s awareness of the world around them.
Snack (15 minutes)
A nutritious snack will be provided by the parents based on a monthly schedule. During snack, we will be promoting language and social skills development, sensory awareness, manners and conversation. The children will have the opportunity to try new foods and develop good eating habits.
Circle Time : reading, language and social skills (15 minutes)
During this time, the children will be engaged in stories, songs and finger plays. These activities promote all aspects of literature, encourage the appreciation of reading and develop language and social skills.