Montessori Early Childhood / Kindergarten (3–6) Diploma Program
Upon enrollment in our Distance Montessori (Preschool) Early Childhood (3 - 6) Diploma Program, every student gets nine premium quality training manuals. They have been specially designed keeping in view the needs of distance learning. Every step of each activity is having an illustration or a picture, along with an explanation in easy-to-understand English. While going through them, one feels like being with an expert Montessori trainer in a training center.
They will prove to a lifetime resource, and you will definitely thirst for referring to them over and over again. Unlike other Montessori albums and manuals which are bulky and impossible to handle, they are compact, lightweight and catchy, but also comprehensive and thorough. Each manual has an assignment to complete, which you submit on our online learning management system. The manuals are shipped to you through express post upon enrollment.
Our manuals contain the most comprehensive Montessori Early Childhood (3 to 6) Curriculum with hundreds of classroom activities with each step of each activity illustrated. They are 100% colored, highly illustrated, and printed on top quality paper. You will find them as the best Montessori training albums/manuals available anywhere in the world.
Below you can familiarize yourself with each curriculum manual by looking at the sample pages and going through the index pages.
Module 1: Introduction to Montessori (3–6 Classroom Guide)
This module introduces you to Montessori system and its uniqueness. It introduces you to the Life and works of the founder of Montessori system Dr. Maria Montessori, Her Method, Theories, and Philosophy. Topics ranging from sensitive periods in children, preparing the environment, planning the first day to end, and rules of pedagogical presentations are all covered in necessary detail in this guidebook. Along with that it serves as a guide to using all the remaining 8 modules in the course. The following are the main topics covered in this manual.
Life and Works of Dr. Montessori, Her Method, and Philosophy
Concepts of Prepared Environment, Freedom of Choice, Sensitive Periods, Mixed Age Groups, Access and Proportion, etc.
Phases of Development
Your Roll as a Montessori Directress
How to Present Lessons in Montessori Way
Sample Assessment Sheets
How to Organize and Manage a Montessori classroom
Module 2: Exercises of Practical Life (EPL)
Exercises of practical life (EPL) are those simple daily actions that are normally performed by adults in the environment. These actions are real and are done in real situations. If practical life activities are introduced to children at the right time, we help them do things themselves rather than doing things for them, independence becomes a lifelong personality trait. They don't just continue doing everyday things for themselves and others but also do it happily.
This manual exposes you to a variety of 81 step by step activities ranging from as simple as Pouring Water from a Jug to as complex as Washing a Collection of Dishes. These exercises aim to satisfy the child’s strong urge to do things himself and be a contributing member of the family/society. They promote independence, develop love for work, add to self-esteem, improve motor skills, inculcate good habits, and contribute to the normalization of the child in general.
Module 3: Exercises of Sensorial Development
Senses play a vital role in our lives. They are like our connecting bridges to the environment. They are the only channels through which outside information passes into the mind. Since, the child is in the age of rapid development from birth to 7 years of life, it is possible to sharpen the ability to use the senses. This can only be made possible by providing better opportunities for sensory interaction with the environment.
This comprehensive manual covers up the entire range of Montessori sensorial exercises with fully colored step by step illustrations, encompassing visual, tactile, olfactory, gustatory, and hearing exercises.
Module 4: Language Manual A
The Montessori language curriculum follows a multidimensional approach and offers developmentally appropriate activities and materials for all areas including phonics, reading, writing, grammar, and oral language in a systematic way.
This manual deals with systematic activities for step by step progression in phonics including a comprehensive plan to practice 44 phonic sounds of English language along with their 144 different alphabetic representations. Further activities lead children through three-lettered phonetic words (pink level), longer phonetic words (blue level), high-frequency words (sight words), phonogramic words (green level), and finally total reading.
Alongside, the use of metal-insets trains the child's hand for controlling the pencil, and sandpaper-letters make him familiar with the correct way of writing the alphabets.
Module 5: Math Manual A
This manual focuses on Dr. Montessori's amazing range of Montessori mathematics materials, which surprise the expert mathematicians even today. Materials like number rods, sandpaper numbers, spindle boxes, number cards and counters, etc. teach children counting, identification, and association of quantities and numerals till ten using concrete materials.
The exercises in The Decimal System group (normally done with golden bead material and corresponding number cards) take children to enriched concrete experiences with addition, multiplication, subtraction, and division.
Furthermore, the exercises in The Linear Counting Group enable children to count to a hundred and then one thousand.
Module 6: Language Manual B
People get surprised by the wondrous lingual and literal achievements that a Montessori child can make before reaching 6 years of age.
This manual introduces writing, sorting, and grammar exercises of Montessori language curriculum. Chalkboards and alphabet sorting exercises go hand in hand to further the child's skill in writing. The function of words introduces the child to forms of speech using concrete symbols. The farmhouse exercises teach the child the proper use of the function of words in phrases and sentences.
Module 7: Math Manual B
This manual dives further in advance Montessori Mathematics activities. Bead chains prepare the child for extensive linear and skip counting, snake games, multiplication bead bars, bead stairs, small number rods, and the stamp-game further child's previous experiences of four operations in a more abstract way, This manual also contains exercises of Memorization of Tables such as multiplication board, unit division boards, and addition, multiplication, subtraction, and division charts.
Module 8: Culture A (Geography and History Exercises)
In a Montessori classroom, experiences in life sciences (botany & zoology), physical sciences, history, geography (man-made and natural), arts, dance and music are given to the child under the header of cultural exercises. The Montessori cultural studies curriculum provides children with an opportunity to explore the whole world including the continents, countries, people, cultures, terrain, natural phenomena, sciences, and arts.
This manual contains a number of activities with concrete materials to enhance the child’s understanding in the above-mentioned subject areas, to develop his personality, to help him adapt to his own culture, and become an independent, useful member of his society.
Module 9: Culture B (Zoology, Botany and Science Experiments)
Children are naturally attracted to all forms of nature including plants and animals during the early years. A strong connection with nature and relevant experiences are essential for their holistic development.
This module contains a series of developmentally appropriate zoology and botany activities along with a number of science experiments.