The Montessori Curriculum
While the curriculum in the Montessori Kindergarten is vast, it is always enriching and appropriate for young children. They are individually guided through the program at their own pace and level. Along with the necessary skills for independence, the children are introduced – in a continuous and concrete way – to Mathematics, Language Arts, Phonetics, Social studies, Science, Music, and Art.
Montessori at Dafna KG captures the concept of ‘the family’ at the basis of learning. It is natural that older children learn to be responsible, gain self-confidence, self-assurance, and develop self-esteem and leadership skills through interacting and modelling to younger children.
All teaching and learning materials in the classroom are designed to cultivate children’s natural curiosity and love for knowledge through working with their hands.
While we promote self -care, team- work, self -confidence and socializing we make sure that Dafna KG is the right kind of Kindergarten for your child. If you are considering Montessori for your child, then you are in the right place; Dafna International School Kindergarten.
History of Montessori Education
Montessori education began just over 100 years ago in Rome, Italy. Maria Montessori — and Italian physician and educator — opened the first Montessori school on January 6, 1907, calling it the Casa dei Bambini, or Children’s House.
Early in her medical career, Maria studied psychiatry. She came to specialize in educational theory, and soon, special education. In 1900, she became co-director of a training institute for special education teachers. There, she experimented with teaching methods and developed the Montessori approach, which was proclaimed a success.
In 1907 Maria opened a childcare center in a poor inner-city area — this was the first Casa dei Bambini, or Montessori school. By 1910, Montessori schools gained acclaim and popularity.
Today there are more than 22,000 Montessori schools in at least 110 countries according to the American Montessori Society.