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as an Aid to Life
The philosophy that Clarence Kindergarten follows when it comes to education
The Montessori system of education, which was developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, is built around the end result of education, which is 'Development of a complete human being: Education for life'. This method uses what are called “Developmental” materials that are needed for the child’s self-construction.
The uniqueness of the method
This method views the child as a unique individual and works on the social, emotional, and physical development of the child alongside the intellect. This holistic approach, under the direction of a specially trained adult in a specially prepared environment, allows the child to love the process of learning and helps develop strong and healthy self-esteem.
The environment is "child-centric", which ensures the comfort of the child and lets them learn from hands-on experience, which makes them active learners.
The method acknowledges that every child has a deep love and need for purposeful work. Assisting the child to meet this need is the first step in ensuring their positive development.
The children work in a mixed-age group environment, which ensures healthy social interaction and a sense of responsibility towards one another.
Here, the child sees a purpose in every activity he performs. This repeated pattern in his work environment, in turn, makes him search for a purpose in every action he takes outside the environment.
The child has the freedom to choose his activity within the purview of what has been shown to him. This develops independence within the child along with developing a sense of guarantee of what he wants to do. These qualities will be a boon at a later time in their lives.
Here, students begin their journey of life, understanding that mistakes are the stepping stones to growth.
The key areas of learning are:
Exercises of Practical Life
Exercise of Practical Life Activities are those activities that the children observe in their homes and practice it in school, with the purpose of taking care of oneself and one's environment. Performing these exercises in a Montessori environment enables the child to develop control of movement, concentration, and self-discipline. These activities help the child become more independent and gain life skills.
The sensorial activities in Montessori help to develop and refine the child’s five senses: hearing, seeing, touching, smelling and tasting. Montessori Sensorial activities enable children to think cognitively, helping them with their future learning. The sensorial material helps children distinguish, categorize, and become aware of the physical properties of matter around them, like dimensions, colour, texture, and shapes. The foundation for language and mathematics is laid with Sensorial activities.