(Unit 5) Topic 5: Incorporating Montessori Elements in Program Planning
1 Clock Hour of Early Childhood Education
Community and Practical Life Skills
Topic 5 Page 8
Children are also given the opportunities and materials to practice and perfect practical life skills. You may see a kindergartener sweeping the floor before lunch, a preschool student cracking pistachios into a small bowl to share with friends, a tray on each lunch table with safety scissors and a sponge for students to be able to complete practical tasks that will benefit their independence.
A sense of community gives children the safety and comfort of being able to be themselves while always being supported by peers. Creating a program that promotes a sense of community can help students to build self-esteem and give them the tools they need to conquer challenges.
The Montessori classroom also strives to teach children to take care of themselves, their peers, and the environment including materials and procedures. It is a holistic approach to the classroom.
Monday - Friday 7 am – 8 pm
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Holidays 9 am – 8 pm