Montessori program for beginners introduces two-and-a-half-year old children .to their first social experience beyond the family. Such an environment helps them become less dependent in a safe, warm and stable environment where they acquire the skills to "do things by oneself".
Montessori (Pronounced Mon-tuh-SORE-ee) is a comprehensive educational approach from birth to adulthood based
on the observation of children's need in a variety of cultures all around the world. Beginning her work almost
a century ago, Dr. Maria Montessori developed this educational approach based on her understanding of children's
natural learning tendencies as they unfold in "prepared environments" for multi-age groups.The Montessori environment consists of specially designed,"Materials for development" that invite children to engage in learning activities of their own individual choice.
Montessori program at VVES centers on sensory experiences, exploring logical and mathematical reasoning, language coordination and muscle development, a rich atmosphere of oral language is featured using storytelling, reading aloud and songs.The program lands on the cognitive and constructive values:
In the clam, ordered space of the Montessori prepared environment, children work on activities
of their own choice at their own pace. They experience a blend of freedom and self-discipline in
a place especially designed to meet their developmental needs with full understanding of MONTESSORI
CONCEPTS to be enacted by each child.
In the Montessori classroom, learning materials are arranged invitingly on low, open shelves. There are bright arrays of solid geometric forms, knobbed puzzle maps, colored beads, various specialized rods and blocks and plentiful materials manipulative for teaching and learning purposes. Each material in a Montessori classroom isolates one quality. The Montessori lab is unique as it is occupied by the enumerable materials for the children to choose and use.
The Process of Normalization
In Montessori education, the term `normalization" has a specialized meaning. The characteristics of normalization are: love of order, love of work, spontaneous concentration, attachment to reality, love of silence and of working alone, sublimation of the possessive instinct, power to act from real choice, obedience, independence and initiative, spontaneous self-discipline, and joy.