6 Months to 2 years
Daily weekday 3 hour work-cycle (8:30 am to 11:30 am)
This program helps the toddlers attending the school for the first time to settle in comfortably in company of the parent. It is an opportunity for the parent to experience the Montessori philosophy first hand. It allows the parent and child to be part of the prepared environment and experience age appropriate activities. The program has no fixed duration. Once the child is comfortable and walks sturdily can be moved to the toddler program.
The work period includes social skills, movement development. Nature walks/field trips, celebrations
18 Months to 3 Years
Daily weekday 3 hour work-cycle (8:30 am to 11:30 am)
This is a first experience of a child to explore schooling independently. The focus on the Toddler Program is to cultivate their growing need for independence, order, sensory exploration, movement and language.
As with any Montessori environment, the children’s activities are set out to entice the child to discover and explore. Toddlers work independently, or in small groups, and are introduced to each material at the appropriate time for their individual development.
The starting age is not fixed; toddlers can join from when they can sturdily walk. So much is happening during these early years. The brain is wiring up all new information and constructs the base of the different intelligences. Purposeful activities that include cause and effect give experiences necessary to create a synchronised mind and body. A safe and positive social environment assists in laying the foundation of the personality and positive self image.
The Highlights of the program are:
Everyday practical life activities to help integrate intelligence, will, movement, fine motor skills, spatial thinking exercise mental physical independence, develop concentration and self esteem.
Physical activities that improve gross motor skills, hand-eye coordination, sharing, cooperation, creativity and problem solving.
Language acquisition by offering creative methods to expand their vocabulary done by means of joining conversations, listening to stories, classifying and naming objects, matching cards, learning songs and by giving an individual quality contact with the teachers.
Field trips and second language program Hindi and French expand divergent thinking. Structured weekly physical exercise program, music and movement, social skills, bathroom training, care of self, and care of environment further develop children’s sense of confidence, self-identity, and independence, celebrations and outside play promote respect for diversity and their environment.
The absorbent mind at work! The preschool is an attractive and carefully planned environment, geared to the size, pace and developmental needs of children aged 2 and a half to 6 years old. This child-centered community encourages children to integrate all aspects of their personality and to develop a good self-esteem. The activities in the classroom are divided into several areas.
There are the practical life activities, a reading corner, and a wealth of sensorial materials intended for exploration of sounds, shapes, contrasts and textures. The mathematics area offers concrete materials extending from symbols and quantity all the way through to the four mathematical operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. The language corner offers materials for preparing the hand for writing while at the same time associating the symbols and sounds of the letters. Biology, history and geography are all considered extended language work and have associated hands-on and attractive materials. The children work in the different areas throughout the day, at their own level and pace. Much of the work is designed to use individually. Children work autonomously or in a lesson with the teachers. In order to stimulate social and learning skills, different work patterns take place. Children work individually, in pairs and in whole class activities for stories, songs or gross motor activities. The teachers function as mentors, knowing exactly the level of each specific child and helping them advance at their own level and pace. Activities are set up in such a way that children can actively be involved with other children and become responsible for their own actions.
Field trips, second languages; Hindi and French, structured weekly physical exercise program, music, care of self and the environment, social skills,
Nature walks/field trips, celebrations and outside play.
The motto: “Help me to do it by myself!”
6 Years to 9 Years
Daily weekday 5 hour work-cycle (8:30 am to 1:30 pm)
The aim of Montessori in elementary is to foster competent, responsible, contributing and flexible citizens who are lifelong learners. At this age, children are specifically sensitive to the acquisition of knowledge and are very interested in the world at large. Consequently, a vast curriculum is offered. Children can start using their newly acquired skills of writing and reading to pursue topics of their interest. This gives them a feeling of, “Wow, there is so much for me to explore and learn!”
The elementary child poses many questions that are traditionally reserved for Secondary school. Our curriculum and trained mentors allow for this and, as a result our students are exposed to many topics which their peers will not see for one or two more years. Furthermore a large developmental step in emotional maturation and personal responsibility is made. With the aid of scientifically developed materials, exactly matching the child’s stage of development, and reciprocal relationship with teaches, the educational approach is individualised for each student’s needs. When a student is supported in such manner, a new level of creative and logical thinking surfaces. Children leave elementary with the ability to articulate the interdependencies of the world. This translates into a respectful, empathetic, and appreciative approach to themselves and to others
3 to 12 Years
Daily weekday 1:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Working parents’ support system benefits the children by building the behaviours of reflection, reading, open ended discussions and create the thinking mind. This program is highlighted with daily skill building activities of Art, craft, theatre, music, logical thinking and programming and sports. Mentors will be available to help pursue their interest at their own pace.
The school will provide snack of milk and cookies for the program but the meals need to be arranged by the parents.
New Lake Palace Bungalow 1 &2
Customs Colony, MHADA 20
Powai Mumbai 400076.
98201 55012 / 98202 92046