This component will expose candidates to environmental design, scheduling and curriculum planning, individual and group lesson strategies, evaluation of children, tracking development in all domains, record keeping, and planning to meet individual needs of children, techniques for positive discipline and problem solving in implementing effective classroom strategies and understanding cultural sensitivity in working with both […]
In this course, the biography of Maria Montessori- a historical perspective will be treated. The component will give the adult learners strong foundation in Montessori key concepts (i.e. absorbent mind, sensitive periods, normalization and the importance of meaningful work, the balance of freedom and discipline, the spiritual and moral development of the child). The role […]
Theories of development and their relationship to Montessoriâ€™s developmental theories and practices will be studied in great details. Candidates will learn about the various stages of development and developmental milestones with an emphasis on ages 2 Â½ – 6. Areas of child development including; brain development, motor development, cognitive, social, and emotional development â€“ developmental […]
This course will include lecture and documented observation practice. Candidates will learn and appreciate the role of observation as the foundation of the Montessori approach. Other component of the course includes techniques for observation and assessment strategies and methods, understanding of self as an observer and the effect of personal biases in the observation process, […]
This component focuses on promotion of equality, diversity and inclusion. Students will be exposed to early opportunities policies, procedures, activities and resources; challenging discriminatory attitudes and formation of identity in early childhood.
Adult learners will understand that Child protection (sometimes “child welfare”) refers to the protection of children from violence, exploitation, abuse and neglect. Article 19 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child which provides for the protection of children in and out of the home will be studied. In addition, they will learn […]