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Montessori Schooling

The Primary Schooling Program


Pre-Primary
Age - 2 yrs to 3 yrs

Primary
Age: 3 yrs to 6 yrs


The Primary Environment at Dheeksha Montessori is a nurturing and enriching space for children to spend their important formative years of life. Rooted in Montessori philosophy, this environment is thoughtfully designed to cultivate independence, curiosity, and a love for learning. This prepared environment provides immense opportunities for the children to move freely and choose their own work, resulting in the development of an independent, self-disciplined, and confident individual. Our trained Montessori adults prepare the environment and keep updating it according to the child's needs. Throughout this transformative journey, our trained guides nurture and support each child. There is freedom to make choices within clear boundaries. These consistent and respectful limits provide children with a clear understanding of acceptable behavior, fostering a sense of security and aiding in their development of social norms. Older children serve as role models for younger ones. We energize young bodies and minds with our Integrated Fitness Curriculum. Fostering health, teamwork, and personal growth.


All enrolled students can register for the Afterschool Clubhouse (Monday-Friday from 3:00 PM - 7:00
PM). Students will have enrichment activities and guided play with snacks.

Montessori Curriculum

The daily practice of Montessori philosophy is made possible by a clearly defined Montessori curriculum. The curriculum plan ‘follows the child’ and is highly individualized keeping the child's developmental needs and interests in mind, designed to help the child develop coordinated movements, make informed decisions and encourage social interactions.


The 5 areas of work in the Primary Environment are:

Practical Life

Young children in Montessori classrooms learn to take care of themselves and their environment through activities such as folding clothes, tying shoelaces, buttoning and zipping, watering plants, preparing and serving snacks, getting dressed, dusting, mopping, etc. They also learn grace and courtesy. These real life activities help children to work independently, develop concentration, refine motor skills, and prepare for later work with reading and math; older children participate in more advanced activities.

Sensorial

The sensory materials facilitate hands-on experiences that enhance sensory perception, allowing children to differentiate attributes such as size, shape, colour, texture, and sound. By exploring and comparing these qualities, children refine their senses and develop the skills necessary for logical thinking and problem-solving, fostering a deeper connection to the world around them.

Arithmetic

Arithmetic materials help children build a concrete understanding of numbers, quantities, place-value and the base-10 system which serves as a solid foundation for more abstract quantities, place-value and the base-10 system which serves as a solid foundation for more abstract concepts. The progression from concrete to abstract ensures that children have a deep and comprehensive understanding of Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division through tangible experiences.

Language

Commencing with the absorption of sounds, progressing to the fusion of sounds into words, and further advancing to constructing sentences, and moving on to sharing stories, each step nurtures a love for words. Guided by purposeful conversations, inviting reading corners, and grammar explorations, children progress toward meaningful reading and writing, enhancing their understanding of the world.

Culture

In the cultural part of the curriculum, children learn about many subjects like history, geography, science, art, and music. They explore their own community and the world. By finding out how people and places are alike or different, they understand and respect the diversity of our world and all living things.