"The most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one, the period from birth to the age of six" Maria Montessori.
Joyhouse Montessori Playgroup/ Workgroup programmes are built on the foundation of the Montessori Method of Early Childhood Education developed by Dr. Maria Montessori (1870-1952). Our Montessori Playgroup and Workgroup aim to help each child reach his/her fullest potential and to encourage his/her natural curiosity and love of learning. Our carefully prepared curriculum helps children develop concentration, coordination, and independence as well as social and problem-solving skills in a non-competitive environment. Respect for the child is our utmost goal, and we try to instill the importance of self respect and respect for others.
Our Montessori Preschool curriculum includes:
(18 months – 3 yrs old)
|9am to 11am;|
11am to 1pm
Adults work to finish a task, but the child works in order to grow, and is working to create the adult, the person that is to be.
The emphasis in the Montessori Playgroup is the acquisition of language, along with the development and refinement of gross motor coordination, in turn preparing the child for the Workgroup Class.
The first step for a child in the Playgroup is to familiarize himself or herself and establish a sense of trust, trust in himself or herself and trust of the environment. This takes some time, as the child up to this point has no experience or training in the values and expectations of those around him. The aim of this class is to assist the child in this process. In order to achieve all these goals for this age group, the teacher student ratio in this classroom is 1:6.
- Curriculum include
- Practical Life
- Language (Phonics & Reading)
- Cultural (Science, Geography & history)
- Fun with Chinese
- Musikgarten (music programmes developed by Early childhood Educators from USA) and
- Art & Craft.
|Montessori WorkGroup |
(3 – 6 yrs old)
|9am to 12nn or|
9am to 1pm
The children in the Montessori Workgroup learn many different skills at their own academic and social level. With a ratio of eight children to each teacher, the individual needs of each child are easily met.
Small group lessons foster the love of learning. Most of our children at K1 & K2 had already mastered the lower primary school level of English literacy, Mathematics and sound introduction of geography, history, botany and zoology.
• Practical Life
• Language(Phonics & reading, comprehension, writing)
• Cultural (Geography, History, Botany, and zoology)
• Fun with Chinese
• Musikgarten,( an early music programmes for kids developed by Early childhood Educators from USA)
• Art & Craft
• Fun activities including cooking, computer time and outdoor activities.