Five key principles set the tone for Montessori learning at Little Wonders Montessori Childcare.
Principle 1 : Children Ought To Be Recognized As Different From Adults
Compared to adults, children think in different patterns and they learn in different ways. They possess sensibilities and mental powers which are unique to their particular levels of developing awareness.
Principle 2 : Each Child Is Unique And Differs From One Another
Montessori materials have been designed carefully and thoroughly researched to fit the developmental needs and characteristics of the children. Based on the different developmental pace of each child, different learning experiences appropriate to the child’s needs and abilities will be provided.
Principle 3 : The Most Important Years Of Growth Are The First Six Years Of Life
This is when unconscious learning is gradually brought to the conscious level. This crucial phase sets the foundation for openness, curiosity and wonder, the attributes for successful lifelong learning. Montessori children learn to initiate things on their own. They are more open to change, growth and new experiences. They are ready to get more out of life itself.
Principle 4 : Every Child Is Gifted In Some Way
A rich, stimulating environment will allow each child to bring forth his or her own special talents and abilities.
Principle 5 : Children Have A Genuine Need For Purposeful Work
A child works for different reasons than an adult. Rather than for profit or status, a child works willingly to acquire something infinitely more precious – the unfolding of his or her human potential and value to mankind.
All these key principles coincide with Little Wonders Montessori’s Vision and Mission with regard to our preschool education at our centres.