In development of the ability of human beings, the first three years of life are the most vital. It is a
time when the nature of character, social skills, and human values are created. An understanding of the growth of the
child encourages Montessori environments to meet the infant's needs and promote a sense of belonging, independence, and
learning of language that helps children to feel able and capable. An IIMTT graduate develops a holistic understanding
of the various environments that are of relevance in this age group –
ante-natal (for expectant mothers)...
parent/caregiver and toddler - Environments expressly built for children who are not walking yet between the ages of approximately two and fourteen months.
Infant communities –(Environments provided for children between approximately 14 months and 3 years of age based on the growth of movement, language and independence in the social context). View more
Maria Montessori referred to this setting as Casa dei Bambini (Children's House) between the ages of 3 and
Three-year-old children arrive in a prepared setting ready to grow and perfect their abilities after
foundations of their personality. They learn best through experiences in real life that foster freedom and
self-efficacy; object manipulation to provide meaningful sensory experience; and open-ended
contributes to the refinement of their gestures, sensory perceptions, vocabulary, and intellectual growth.All members of this extended
...3- to 6-year-old group flourish through opportunities to pursue their own interests,
freely select their own operations, grow their capacity to focus, and engage their emerging powers of rationality,
creativity, and sociability at their own pace.
In order to encourage self-directed exploration and learning materials and activities are intended, and so are a perfect fit for this developmental stage. They are organised around practical life activities that develop independence and social skills; sensory activities that refine sensory perception; the development of spoken language, writing and reading skills; and mathematical activities that develop fundamental concepts of mathematics; as well as activities that reflect our human understanding of geography, history, biology, science, In this journey, the qualified adult guides the children, helping them to become well-adapted people, ready to take a meaningful, pro-social position in their world. View more
Usually, a Montessori classroom has a professional Montessori teacher backed by a Montessori assistant. Usually, Montessori teachers have a regular teacher certification as well as extra specialised Montessori training. The teacher is a mentor or facilitator with the aim of helping the young child in his or her self-development process. Above all they are an observer, observing the growth of each child unobtrusively but carefully, understanding and interpreting the needs of each child.
The instructor offers a connection between the child and the prepared setting, introducing the child to each piece of equipment in a specific, simple and enticing way when he or she is ready. The love and admiration she holds for the complete being of each child is the most important characteristic of a Montessori teacher.
The task of the Montessori assistant is to help the teacher and promote classroom peace and order. They admire and appreciate each child's individuality while constantly fostering and modelling a love of learning. The assistant is a keen listener and is knowledgeable about attitudes and activities that are developmentally acceptable, and respects the children's individual needs and desires.
We offer a 9 month Diploma in Montessori Teacher Training for aspiring Montessori directress’ who would like to build a career as a Montessori directress and early year’s educator in India and abroad. The Diploma carries the international validation of IIMTT and helps newbie educators get a foothold in the education industry leveraging IIMTT’s strong global credentials.
We offer a 15 month Post Graduate course in Montessori Teacher Training for aspiring teachers who are looking to enhance their learning and build a solid foundation as a Montessori Directress, administrator or an early year’s educator. The Post Graduate Diploma also has the distinct advantage of carrying an international endorsement of achievement from a UK Government regulated awarding body in the UK. The program is pegged to a Level 5 UK qualification which provides multiple pathway for university level.
In a Montessori school, Montessori teachers are guides who provide children a prepared environment to grow physically and intellectually. Young children are shown how to pour liquids, write letters, and compute sums while older children are shown research techniques, their internet search skills are honed, and more progressive forms of writing and maths is introduced. When children demonstrate significant independence, they embark upon a lifetime of good work habits, self-discipline, and a sense of responsibility.
Maria Montessori was born in Italy in 1870, a country which was particularly conservative in its attitude toward women at that time. Montessori was the first Italian woman to become a physician, facing several hurdles. She went on to teach at the University of Rome's medical school and came into regular contact with the children of the poor through its free clinics. Through her work, she became persuaded that each and every child is born with an incredible human potential that can only grow if, within the first few years of life, adults provide children with the right stimuli.
The specially designed environment, the specially prepared equipment and the specially trained instructor are the three characteristics of the Montessori Method. In a traditional Montessori approach, even if one of them is absent, it is not a Montessori approach. Thus these are the three limbs or the three agents of the Montessori approach. Montessori believed that the care given to the child had to be indirect. For the child to support himself, the teacher should make it possible. Without the child realising that they have been helped, the three agents can offer support as subtly as possible.