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Your childs' early years are an exciting time of learning and development which can determine their future success...
Maria Montessori was a pioneer in the study of child development. Her success leads to international recognition. Her educational system Montessori Method is widely acclaimed
and practice international.
Montessori des Sourires embraces and practices the Montessori pedagogy and principles:
* Children are individuals impacted by society and the immediate environment. Every child is born with creative potential, the drive to learn and the right to be treated as an individual.
* Specially prepared environments, in school and at home, help to develop the child’s natural potential
* Children must be given the freedom to work and move around within suitable guidelines that enable them to act as part of a social group
* Children should be provided with specially designed material that helps them to explore their world and enable them to develop essential cognitive skills
*Mixed age groups encourage all children to develop their personalities socially and intellectually at their own pace.
Montessori des Sourires follows the Practice Guidance for Early Years Foundation Stage. We carefully observe the four principles that guides the work of all of our early years practitioners:
* A Unique Child Principle: every child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.
* Positive Relationship Principles: children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and/or key person.
* Enabling Environments Principle: the environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children’s development and learning.
*Learning and Development Principle: children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates. All areas of learning and development are equally important and interconnected.
At Montessori des Sourires we believe that introducing foreign language as early as possible allows a child to discover communication in highly desired way by becoming bilingual.
Research has shown that bilingual individuals have improved
thinking skills compared to monolingual individual. Bilingual children are also able to communicate with a wider variety of people and will have an advantage over children with just one language in their future. Children who learn more than one language in their formative years will be able to use these languages with much more ease and ability than they would if they were trying to study these languages post - adolescence.
Once children know how to use one language, they are usually able to learn another one very quickly. Bilingualism helps small children to be able to make sense of the world around them and it helps them discover the excitement of communication.