Are you a parent who wants to know how to bridge home and preschool? Are you a thinker who wants to understand how humans develop and what it takes to help a child grow into an independent, clear-thinking adult?
This 2-hour course offered 100% online by The Prepared Montessorian Institute, delivered via Zoom, is an introduction for those who are beginning to learn about Montessori or want to revisit the principles of the Montessori Method. It is designed for working with children of all ages, but with a special focus on the 0 to 6 age range.
Welcome and the Potential of Childhood
We discuss our hopes for adults of the future and peek into a Montessori Nido Environment to discuss what children are capable of from the earliest ages.
We look at our overarching goals for children, and human beings, and discuss some ways we can support these goals with the children in our lives.
Who was Maria Montessori and how did she respond to children?
Did you know that the first Montessori school opened in 1907? And that it was a doctor, not an educator who discovered this method? We look at Dr. Montessori’s approach to observation and how we incorporate these observations into our methodology and curriculum today.
How Montessori Works
The Montessori approach relies on three interconnected elements: the child, the adult and the environment. We discuss how they relate to each other, and the adult’s responsibility in preparing and connecting the child to the environment, and stepping back to allow for choice and concentration.
For further information visit: https://preparedmontessorian.com/programs/introduction-to-montessori