CHILDREN'S HOUSE (Ages 2.6 - 6 years old) CCMA Accredited
Our Mission:Our focus is to provide students with a stimulating and academically challenging education that is deeply committed to the Montessori principles, so that they may reach their full potential with integrity and trust.
At the Wishing Well Schools Children’s House, each child develops at his or her own pace in the prepared Montessori Environment with specially designed Montessori Materials. Our students engage in a mixed-age learning environment with two fully qualified Montessori Teachers in each class. Wishing Well Schools is CCMA Accredited, so you know you will be providing your child with the highest quality of Montessori education available.
Activities cover all aspects of child development; intellectual, physical and social. Each activity is complete in itself and activities are inter-related. We provide the students with achievable challenges throughout their time at the school so that self-esteem is nurtured and they are encouraged to even greater exploration and learning.
Areas of Learning in the Children's House
Practical Life Young children have a strong urge to become independent. Practical Life activities help them to perfect the skills they need in daily life. Whilst learning essential life skills, the children are also developing hand-eye co-ordination and the capacity to focus their attention for the entirety of an activity. Successful completion of such tasks gives children a real sense of their own achievement, and this builds their self-confidence.
Sensorial Exploration Children are vividly aware of the world, constantly exploring it and taking in impressions through all their senses. The sensorial materials encourage children to order and classify the physical properties of the world they live in. These activities stimulate and develop the senses, refining children’s powers of observation, perception, exploration and communication.
Mathematics Montessori mathematics materials enable even a very young child to achieve a natural appreciation of mathematical concepts through his or her own efforts. This avoids the mental blocks which so often occur in children faced with purely abstract concepts. Specially designed equipment helps children to grasp concrete ideas along with sensory experience of numbers, quantities and mathematical operations. Gradually children can move confidently to complete abstract mathematical problems. Many Montessori educated children leave the Children’s House with a genuine love of numbers and mathematics.
Language In the Children’s House children learn to express themselves. The freedom offered to the children creates many opportunities for them to communicate with their peers and the adults. We emphasize the development of vocabulary based on real experiences and the early preparation required for reading and writing. Advanced activities take the child well beyond the basic skills into reading and writing for interpretation, creativity and pleasure.
Cultural Exploration of the World Around The Montessori approach covers a wide range of subjects which reflect the broad interests of young children. The Montessori environment stimulates these interests and extends knowledge and understanding of art and crafts, geography, history, music and science and the natural world. Cultures from around the world are explored and celebrated.