Montessori approach to early childhood education

As Dr. Maria Montessori once said, “The most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one, the period from birth to the age of six.”

The Montessori method views the child as one who is eager for knowledge and capable of learning in a supportive, prepared learning environment. It attempts to develop children physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively. Hence the Montessori approach becomes necessary for children under 6.
It works on 3 principles – observation, preparation for the environment, and freedom. Therefore implementing these principles in today’s daycare, preschool, and kindergarten becomes vital.
 

How Montessori work?

The Montessori approach focus on the child’s overall development. Emphasis not just listening, reading, and writing but also on the child’s all 5 senses. The preschool environment play’s a significant role in the progress of a child. The teachers guide and support the children as they pursue learning on their own.

This approach during early childhood improves a child’s motor skills and also makes them independent. Here are some of the benefits of child’s education through Montessori approach:
 
  1. Every child is been treated as unique.
  2. They develop in a caring community
  3. The environment naturally teaches self-discipline.
  4. Children can enjoy and learn with freedom bounded by limits.
  5. They develop into active seekers of knowledge.
  6. Children tend to be more creative.
  7. Self-assessment and self-correction become an integral part of Montessori.
  8. Hands-on-learning than lecturing.

Given these benefits, the child tends to become confident, enthusiastic and self-driven. They start to think critically, work in a team and act boldly.

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