The Montessori Curriculum

Montessori is a highly hands-on approach to learning. The curriculum focuses on activities that include the use of the five senses, kinetic movement, spatial refinement, small and large motor skills co-ordination, and concrete knowledge that leads to later conceptual understanding. MCH’s spacious classrooms are custom-designed with specialized materials arranged in five core areas that are intended to grow with the child.

Classroom Activities

Practical Life 
Through activities involving self-care, such as buttoning and care of the classroom environment, such astable washing, the child’s coordination and concentration develop, instilling a sense of order and independence. The principles of grace and courtesy are encouraged, which help develop social skills and respect for others.

Through various sensory activities using the five senses, children clarify, classify and comprehend the world in which they live. This area might feature matching and grading colored tablets, matching bell tones using the Montessori Bells or matching scent bottles.

Beginning with oral expression in songs and stories, the child moves to letter formation and phonetic recognition. Writing and reading often follow spontaneously.

By working with concrete materials, such as the bead board or colored rods, the child develops a solid basis for understanding geometric forms, the decimal
system and basic arithmetic operations.

Cultural Subjects
This diverse curriculum area sows the seeds of interest in geography, zoology, botany, music, art and cultures of the world. This area might include working on land and water forms or observing butterflies hatching from their cocoons.

       "Our aim is not only to make the child understand, and still less to force him to
        memorize, but so to touch his imagination as to enthuse him to his innermost core."    
                                                       - Maria Montessori