EARLY INTERVENTION / INTEGRATION
In the first 1 to 2 weeks with us, our teachers and lead therapist help the child adjust and settle in a new environment with new people, and routine. In the integration program our therapists work with the child to understand his/her areas of challenges, working with multiple methods to evaluate him/her and set goals that support in maximising physical, cognitive, and social/emotional development while respecting their uniqueness.
MONTESSORI BASED LEARNING
We believe in the Montessori method of teaching and apply the principles of this methodology in our therapy and learning at the center.
Montessori is a method of education that is based on self-directed activity, hands-on learning, and collaborative play. In Montessori classrooms children make creative choices in their learning.
THE FIVE PRINCIPLES OF MONTESSORI
Principle 1: Respect for the Child
Respect for the Child is the major principle underlying the entire Montessori method. Montessori believed children should be respected. Respect is shown by giving pupils the freedom to make choices, to do things for themselves, and to learn for themselves.
Principle 2: The Absorbent Mind
Montessori education is based on the principle that, simply by living, children are constantly learning from the world around them. Through their senses children constantly absorb information from their world. They then make sense of it because they are thinking beings.
Principle 3: Sensitive Periods
Montessori pedagogy believes there are certain periods during which children are more ready to learn certain skills. These are known as sensitive periods, and last only as long as is necessary for the child to acquire the skills. Through observation, Montessori teachers identify sensitive periods in their students and provide the resources for children to flourish during this time.
Principle 4: The Prepared Environment
The Montessori method suggests that children learn best in an environment that has been prepared to enable them to do things for themselves. Always child-centered, the learning environment promotes freedom for children to explore materials of their choice. Teachers prepare the learning environment by making materials and experiences available to children in an orderly and independent way.
Principle 5: Auto education
Auto education, or self-education, is the concept that children can educate themselves. This is one of the most important beliefs in the Montessori method. teachers provide the environment, the inspiration, the guidance, and the encouragement for children to learn through discovery independently.
ELEMANTERY GRADES 1,2,3
- Our elementary program covers subjects in Language
- EPL – exercises of practical life
- Art / Music
These programs include elements of play, engagement, and language and target important developmental skills along with the requisite knowledge for a grade level of their aptitude. They educate the kids with practical and doable techniques that they can engage in everyday life. All program outlines and progress are shared with parents and caregivers so that they are also involved in the process.
Each child goes through all subjects based on an individual education plan based on his/her ability. This program also helps in readiness of the child to integrate into mainstream schools or alternative education schools to enable continued learning.
The aim is to create a wholistic learning experience for each child.
We offer the following program hours at our center
1-to-2-hour program (for early integration only)
Half day program of 3 hours
Full day program of 5 hours