Montessori Junior (Preparatory)
In the Preparatory phase of Montessori Junior, we lay a strong emphasis on Grace and Courtesy. We are fully committed towards providing a warm and secure learning environment where children practice using manners, respecting each other, conflict resolution and positive self-expression. The programme aims to prepare the children for seamless transition from kindergarten to school.
The curriculum for our preparatory classes is unique and holistic in nature, specially designed to foster development of lifetime cognitive skills and prepare children for smooth transition to formal schooling. We encourage our children to become accomplished readers and writers, skilled in mathematics, creative thinking and problem solving. We provide our children with a range of opportunities to explore their interests and express their curiosity and creativity. This not only fosters a sense of independence in the child, but also results in development of confidence and self-esteem.
We constantly strive to engage our children in a rich learning environment at school and enrichment and afterschool activities to foster their all-round development. We offer a wide range of events, cultural and extra curricular activities to encourage the children to explore creative outlets.
|Toddlers||4 – 6 years old||
A unique and holistic curriculum for your child
The unique and holistic curriculum at the Preparatory level focuses on the all-round development of the child by addressing their individual needs and interests. Lessons are given on an individual basis or in small groups. This enables the teacher to discover more about each child and their inner development. Children develop best in a caring environment where they are allowed to express themselves, learn from their experiences, and integrate those developments of learning into their world.
The Preparatory level comprises of children in the age group 4 to 6 years which creates a positive learning environment where children of varied age and abilities interact consistently and learn to help each other. Children learn and explore in a non-competitive and harmonious environment where they are appreciated for their accomplishments and naturally challenged and motivated by the achievements of others.
Learning it the Montessori way
The didactic learning materials in the Montessori method of education have been thoughtfully designed through years of extensive research by Dr Maria Montessori. Everything at the preschool is child-sized and child-friendly and the curriculum strives to meet the individual needs of the child instead of binding them in a rigid sequence. The learning materials in the Montessori approach work on all the vital areas of child development.
Real materials such as bowls, spoons, and trays are included to help the child imitate physical tasks. The home-like activities of spooning, pouring, carrying and many more are incorporated to enhance the child’s concentration, develop coordination and movement and above all foster independence.
The sensory materials are designed for the multi-sensory development of the child which includes refining the child’s senses such as tactile, auditory, visual, chromatic, gustatory and more.
Branches offering this programme:
- Ara Damansara
- Jaya One
- Mont Kiara
The language materials have been specially designed to help the child get a hold of the writing instrument and form the various letters easily. Children learn how to identify the phonetic sounds and use the technique to gradually move from simple words to complex sentences.
The number work learning materials help in inculcating an interested in various mathematical concepts from counting and matching to four operations and decimals.
The Montessori approach recognises the deep connection between nature and a child’s development. Hence, experiencing the natural environment is an essential part of the curriculum.
Children are involved in various cultural activities and projects that help the child discover more about themselves and understand the world in a better way. Music, art and craft form an integral part of these activities.