In the early months of 2016 we launched WeCan Prime as our World Montessori School at Ramgarh Mod, where we have introduced Montessori concept along with our ongoing curriculum.
Montessori is a method of education that is based on self-directed activity, hands-on learning and collaborative play. Children work in groups and individually to discover and explore knowledge of the world and to develop their maximum potential.
Montessori classrooms are beautifully crafted environments designed to meet the needs of children. Dr. Maria Montessori discovered that experiential learning in this type of classroom led to a deeper understanding of language, mathematics, science, music, social interactions and much more.
Every material in our WeCan Prime Montessori classroom supports an aspect of child development, creating a match between the child’s natural interests and the available activities. Children can learn through their own experience and at their own pace. Our classroom materials usually include activities for engaging in practical skills such as pouring and spooning, materials for the development of the senses, math materials, language materials, music and art materials, and more.
Activities are typically hands-on and of tactile materials to teach concepts. Our Montessori classrooms at WeCan Prime are peaceful, happy place designed to meet the developmental needs of each child in every stage of life. It contains many areas and apparatus for children to learn and play, in many different ways: by themselves, in groups, inside, outside, at tables, on the floor. All items in the environment are scaled to the child’s size, including furniture, shelves, utensils, dishware, cleaning implements and the Montessori materials themselves. Bright and attractive colors, natural materials which are not hazardous or toxic for children, fascinating objects and interesting pictures on the wall all offer the children complex sensory and intellectual experiences.
Children move freely throughout the environment, choosing activities that interest them. Their movement is unrestricted by the teacher unless it endangers themselves, other people, or their surroundings. Outdoor environments are important in WeCan Prime Montessori schools, and we offer opportunities to engage with the natural world. When children first enter their classroom, there is an immediate and touching moment when they realize that this is a place for them and a home away from home.
Above all, Montessori classrooms at WeCan Prime nurture each child’s individual strengths and interests. It encourages children to explore their world, to understand and respect the life forms, systems and forces of which it consists.