"The Goal of Early childhood education should be to activate the child's own natural desire to learn."
~Dr. Maria Montessori
“The exercises of Practical Life are formative activities, a work of adaptation to the environment. Such adaptation to the environment and efficient functioning therein is the very essence of useful education.”
~ Maria Montessori
The children in the Montessori Casa learn and carry out such work as sweeping, dusting, making things tidy, setting the table for meals, washing their dishes, etc., and at the same time they learn to attend to their own personal needs such as to wash themselves, to comb their hair, to dress and undress themselves, to hang up washing on the line, to fold them in drawers, to polish their shoes.
“The senses, being explorers of the world, open the way to knowledge. Our apparatus for educating the senses offers the child a key to guide his explorations of the world, they cast a light upon it which makes visible to him more things in greater detail than he could see in the dark, or uneducated state.”
Sensorial education supports the ability to touch, taste, smell, see and hear. At Montessori Casa, children perform pairing and grading, matching exercises and more through scientifically designed materials to explore the world to the fullest.
“What the hand does, the mind remembers”
~ Maria Montessori
All humans are born with a “mathematical mind”. At Montessori Casa, the children go far beyond counting. From concrete, colourful and carefully sequenced Montessori materials, the children internalize math skills and discover the meaning of arithmetic operations to learn to add, subtract, multiply and divide. Above all, the children learn to love and enjoy working with numbers and enthusiastically embrace Mathematical concepts.
“All children pass through a period in which they can only pronounce syllables; then they pronounce whole words, and finally, they use to perfection all the rules of syntax and grammar.”
Learning to write and read can be a struggle for a six or seven-year-old whereas it is fun at a Montessori preschool for a four and five-year-old. Dr. Montessori believed that from Birth to six, the child undergoes a critical period for language acquisition and has an urge to learn his language. At Montessori Casa, we provide an environment rich in Montessori resources to support Spoken Language, Vocabulary, Written Language, Reading, and Language Extensions.
“We shall walk together on this path of life, for all things are part of the universe, and are connected with each other to form one whole unity.”
The Montessori cultural curriculum enables a rich exploration of the different cultures of the world. Through carefully prepared materials, children at Montessori Casa learn about the people, plants, and animals of each continent through the course of the three-year cycle. As part of mixed age grouping, children discover their relationship to others through cultural celebrations and stories.