How is a Casa Montessori different from other Pre-schools?
In most pre-schools, the children are taught educational concepts in a group by a teacher. In a Montessori pre-school, the children learn concepts spontaneously as they work independently with many materials in the environment. The Casa program is for children aged 2.5 to 5 years.
The program is divided into 5 main areas:
The Practical Life materials are inviting, purposeful activities which are very close to real life work. They not only give the child self confidence, but also satisfy his sense of accomplishment. These exercises enable the children to develop independence, concentration, and eye-hand coordination.
The sensorial material provides the child with opportunities to refine all the five senses, small details and train his/her eyes to discriminate between size, height, width, and breadth dimensions, as well as colors and geometric shapes.
The total development of language takes place by introducing children to correct spoken and written language. The children learn to read and write by using different Montessori materials. The program is designed to make this academic program fun and help children develop an interest in reading and writing.
Challenging, manipulative exercises help the child with abstract, as well as concrete concepts of math with ease using a hands-on approach. The children will learn numeration, place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and the decimal system.
Children in the Casa program are very interested in learning about the world around them. The monthly program fully caters to their needs and curiosity by encompassing botany, science experiments, zoology, geography, history and art.