“The child is both a hope and a promise for mankind. ”- Maria Montessori
The main mission of the school is to provide an ideal educational environment that will help the students to cope with the competitive and advanced world of today. The school works with an ardent zeal to achieve environment for an all round development of the child.
The school, besides striving for excellence in the field of academics, lays emphasis on "Play Way" method and hands on experience for their all round development. The activities on picture reading, story telling, role model playing, education on environment which the children are exposed to on a daily basis to enable the students to break away from the monotony of regular academics and develop their innate talents.
The specific goals for the children who attend Maria Montessori House of Children are:
Helping your child develop socially:
As children work and play together, they develop important socialization skills. These group oriented activities teach children to cooperate, collaborate, negotiate and develop and understanding and respect for others.
Helping your child develop his intelligence and imagination:
It has been proven that a child learns best by doing. Through stimulating activities that allow him to touch, investigate and explore, your child will become well-rounded in sensory, mathematics, music, art, language, science and practical life skills.
Fostering in your child an abiding curiosity:
Children have a natural desire to "know", so they ask. By providing your child with a variety of opportunities, materials and activities, this desire to "know" will develop into curiosity. And, curiosity is a prerequisite for creative learning.
Helping your child develop a high sense of self esteem:
Activities are developed so that each new step is built on the skill that your child has already mastered, so failure is eliminated from the experience. As your child experiences success after success, she is assured that she can learn on her own. Her self-esteem will develop and she'll feel confident about her own unique abilities and ideas.
Developing in your child positive attitude forward school and learning:
We believe children should have balance of learning and fun, structure and choice, group and individual exploration, along with uninterrupted time to explore, inquire and grow. Through self-directed activities, children can work at their own pace, repeating the activities they enjoy. This contributes to your child's success in school and learning because she is enjoying what she's doing.
Developing habits of initiative and persistence:
Because children are given a choice of activities, they become accustomed to choosing their own work. This encourage your child to build leadership skills initiative which inspires individual growth. Children are taught persistence by trial and error and by being encouraged to complete an activity once they begin it.
Assisting your child in building good listening and concentration skills:
The ability to listen to and follow instructions foster effective learning throughout your child's lifetime. Through these experiences, your child will form positive listening, attention and concentration skills.
Initiating inner security, self - discipline and a sense of order:
The Montessori classroom itself is an valuable teaching tool. The space is simple and well-organized. This atmosphere is arranged to provide children with a sense of order but still allow them the opportunity to explore, learn and have fun.
Helping your child develop sensory motor skills:
Many activities in the Montessori classroom are designed to help children gain control over their muscles and movement. While participating in many of these activities, your child is building muscles in his fingers that will help give him better control when he begins writing.
Sharpening your child's ability to discriminate and judge:
Providing challenging sorting and matching activities, which distinguish differences and similarities in sizes, shapes, colours, textures, smells, sound etc. develop and sharpen all of your child's senses.
Special Children :
The aunties are trained in observing early detection of disability/handicap of the children. "Special Children" are also educated along with normal children and for them special measures are taken. MMHC also has a consultant for "Special Children".