“Free the Child’s potential and you will transform him into the world” – Maria Montessori
MINI MONTIES (2 - 3 years)
Our Mini Monties program is offered at our Fulham Gardens and Newton centres only. It is a dedicated program for 2-3 year olds preparing them for our Casa environment. There are maximum of 15 children in the group with a 1:5 educator ratio.
In our Mini Monties we work on
- Language Development—communication and vocabulary
- Socialisation—referred to as Grace and Courtesy
- Movement—fine and large motor skills
- Practical life—food preparation and care of the classroom environment
- Functional independence—care of oneself and bathroom independence
During the morning work period, each child is offered an array of activities such as watering plants, slicing fruit, washing dishes, or manipulating puzzles. They may engage in music, “read” books, or use a variety of art materials, which are always available. With each choice they practice movement, concentration, and develop self-confidence. The entire group gathers together mid-morning for the Community Meal, prepared by the children with the guidance of an adult. The table is set with flowers, place mats and cloth napkins and everyone practices their best manners. Daily outdoor time satisfies their need for large movement development and fresh air. As is their custom, they will prepare for a beautiful Community Lunch, partake of what’s offered, tidy up, and then assemble their belongings for their afternoon nap. There is a peacefulness in the routines and joy and excitement each day as the child’s personality unfolds and blossoms, revealing the person they will become.