Diploma in Montessori and Child Education
- This is a 12months program accredited by NCTE, Ministry of HRD Govt of India.
- As part of the course of study, students undergo 4 months of intensive practical training. The purpose of Teaching- Practice is to provide students a supervised teaching /learning experience and a period of observation, internalization and learning to translate the known- how into Practical do- how of Montessori education.
- 10th or +2 or Graduate
- Copy of Aadhaar and copies of Educational certificates.
- 2 passport size photograph
A study of the human development from birth to adulthood, the physical and psychology aspects of the child between three and six years.
Special emphasis is placed on the concepts of Montessori principles, such as the ‘Absorbent Mind’, ‘Sensitive Periods’ and the ‘Human Tendencies’, which are the subconscious powers, which guide the child in his self-construction.
The Sensorial Material allows children to understand their environment while learning through their senses. Each piece of material has one isolating quality, such as color, weight, size, shape, texture, sound, smell etc. This enables children to take in impressions with true understanding and gives purpose, order and structure to their learning. Montessori materials are didactic- they allow children to see their mistakes and correct them, developing perseverance and a positive self-image.
In the Practical Life area, children carry out familiar home activities, such as sweeping, polishing, preparing foods, etc. to help the child achieve independence and confidence through meaningful activity with real life objects. They help develop coordination, concentration, hand dexterity, care of one’s self and environment, patience, grace and courtesy.
Many activities are designed to proceed naturally towards the development of skills for reading and writing. Children first learn the phonetic sound of the letters, followed by building short phonetic words, after which they progress at their individual paces to reading longer phonetic words and are then finally introduced to the different aspects of grammar.
Children are introduced to Mathematics through the use of specially designed materials. This facilitates understanding of physical quantities and matching abstract symbols. By working with concrete materials, the child can see and understand the operations of Addition, Multiplication, Subtraction and Division, thus building a solid foundation for Algebra and Geometry.
Introducing children to Cultural Subjects (Geography, History, Botany, Zoology, Science, Music and Art) to spur their imagination and understanding of the real world at an age when they are the most sensitive to them. This enables them to envision themselves as part of the interconnected web of human activities.