maria montessori

Maria Montessori

Maria Montessori’s observation of human development from birth to adulthood led to an educational approach that supports children’s natural development, providing the skills and support to reach their full potential in life.

With a strong emotional, behavioral, and moral foundation, children become motivated, active, and independent learners who are prepared for the real world. The Montessori approach provides children with enduring intellectual capabilities, achieved through the framework of social and emotional learning. Montessori develops the whole child. Academics and knowledge-building are key qualities of Montessori, as is the ability to think creatively and understand the needs of others. When these fundamental skills are fostered early in life, children gain the capability to problem solve, persevere, and interact well with others in any circumstance.

A unique and engaging learning environment

Unlike traditional classrooms, Montessori learning environments are designed to fit the specific needs of each child’s stage of development. Learning is all about the activity and independence of the child to find out what they need at each particular moment.

According to the Maria Montessori Institute authentic Montessori environments encompass the following principles:

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Mixed age groups which not only offer a wide range of activities to spark children’s interest but also enable children to learn from others and learn by helping others.

Exploration is encouraged so that children find things out for themselves, make mistakes and correct them independently.

Freedom for children to work at their own pace, without interruption, choosing from a range of activities that are developmentally challenging and appropriate.

Respect for each child as an individual personality with unique talents.

Respect for others, the community and the environment.

At Chameleons Montessori School our aim is to:

Continue the positive process of separation from his/her parents.

Develop self-confidence and independent learning.

Foster in the child a positive attitude toward school.

Develop habits of initiative, persistence and completion.

Assist the child in building the habit of concentration.

Foster and support the child's inherent wonder and curiosity of our world at each stage of their development.

Facilitate the understanding in the child that freedom comes only with responsibility.

Foster inner security and a sense of order in the child.

Promote the development of sensory motor skills.

Promote social and emotional intelligence.

Facilitate the use of creative intelligence and imagination within the child.

Promoting a fully conscious & wholesome lifestyle at school and at home.