"Early Childhood educations is the key to the betterment of the society"
"At three years of age, the child has already laid the foundations of the human personality and needs the special help of education in the school. The acquisitions he has made are such that we can say the child who enters school at three is an old man.
Dr. Maria Montessori Philosophy
Dr. Maria Montessori first developed the Montessori method and the philosophy of the inner discipline of the child in Europe, at the turn of the century. Dr. Montessori had recognized that the young child absorbs knowledge more easily than the older children and that at the age of 2½ the learning process begins rapidly. Her program has been accepted and adapted throughout the world.
At Shiny Sparkles Montessori, the early childhood curriculum follows the principle of Dr. Maria Montessori. We encourage the development of the whole child allowing for an orderly, calm, and peaceful approach to learning. Through the early childhood education program, the child gain confidence in making choices, and becomes aware of his or her surroundings.
The Montessori approach is designed to support the natural development of children in a well prepared environment. Complemented by her training in medicine, psychology and anthropology, Dr. Maria Montessori (1870 - 1952) developed her philosophy of education based upon actual observations of children. Children pass through sensitive periods of development early in life. Dr. Montessori described the child's mind between the time of birth and six years of age as the "absorbent mind". It is during this stage that a child has a tremendous ability to learn and assimilate from the world around them, without conscious effort. A Montessori teacher recognizes and takes advantage of these highly perceptive stages through the introduction of materials and activities which are specially designed to stimulate the intellect. Montessori teachers are trained facilitators in the classroom, always ready to assist and direct. Their purpose is to stimulate the child's enthusiasm for learning and to guide it, without interfering with the child's natural desire to teach themselves and become independent. Each child works through his or hers individual cycle of activities, and learns to truly understand according to their own unique needs and capabilities. Everything in a Montessori classroom has a specific use or purpose. There is nothing in the prepared environment that the child cannot see or touch. All of the furniture and equipment is scaled down to the child's size and is within easy reach.