About Bells Montessori
Here at Bells we aim at nurturing each child's natural desire to learn, acquire and master skills, learn responsibility and cooperation and foster strong, positive feelings about oneself and others. The method addresses the total child developing social skills, emotional growth, physical coordination, and cognitive preparation, within a thoughtfully designed environment.
The Montessori approach to education takes its name from Dr. Maria Montessori, an Italian physician and educator (1870-1952). Dr. Maria Montessori developed her educational philosophy as a result of her observations of the way children naturally learn. Her educational method is in use today in many public and private schools throughout the world. Montessori had many accomplishments with one being the Montessori method which is a method of educating young children that stresses development of a child's own initiative and natural abilities, especially through practical play. This method allowed children to develop at their own pace and provided educators with a better understanding of child development. The students learn through activities that involve exploration, order, repetition, abstraction and communication. Here adult encourage children to use their senses to explore materials in their immediate environment. Children in the last age group deal with abstract concepts based on their newly developed powers of reasoning, imagination, and creativity.
Characteristics of Montessori program are: -
Mixed Age Group
Child Directed Program
Hands-on Approach to Learning
There are three basic elements of the Montessori approach:
The Structured Environment:
The Montessori Curriculum
The Montessori Adult