Montessori Early Learning – 100 years already
It was announced recently that Victoria (in 2025) and New South Wales (in 2030) will introduce an extra year of education for young children. The Victorian Government stated: Evidence shows that two years are better than one when it comes to early learning. Children who start kindergarten at the age of 3 gain academic and social benefits that last into their school years and beyond. This initiative appears to be for the benefit of families being able to return to work, as well as for preparing young children for schooling. The suggestion is to introduce a five-day program from the age of three.
Do you know of another system that has been doing this for over 100 years? An educational program that strongly advocates early learning as the best way to meet the child’s insatiable need to absorb knowledge, classify concepts and generalise these to their environment – Yes, it’s Montessori!
The Early Learner devours knowledge
The Montessori curriculum is developmental and based on a continuum of learning from birth: it offers children resources and activities appropriate to enhance personal, academic, physical and socio-emotional skills for each stage of their growth. Each child is offered a space where they can build a community so they are empowered to participate, create and learn to belong. Children from before birth to approximately five years of age, are experiencing a significant ‘wiring’ of the brain. Connections are made more rapidly, more easily and the young learner devours new information, thus satisfying their need to explore.
The 3-6 educational program at Caboolture Montessori School is designed to encourage curiosity, engagement and personal independent functioning. The curriculum is visibly and sequentially laid out on shelves, and children progress through each activity as they are ready, experiencing new information using own skills.
The environment for children aged 3-6 becomes a foundation to all learning: from literacy, to robotics, from numeracy to botany. The grouping of students spanning from pre-kindy (3) to Preps (5), and affords each child a space to learn from example, from admiration of older peers and from natural observation. There is a true sense of community with different genders, different age groups, different cultures and different abilities and talents.
Observe our Early Learning Program
Why not call us about arranging an Observation in one of our Early Learning Montessori class and see the incredible capacity a 3-year-old has. You’ll see independent functioning, self-confidence, creativity and the amazing content absorbed while choosing from an array of scientifically designed activities. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and ask us about arranging an Observation.