Borrowing a quote from Maria Montessori, ‘It is true that we cannot make a genius. We can only give the child a chance to fulfill his/her possibilities.’ Here, we recognize the child’s inner, natural path for development and understand that children have an instinctive tendency to develop through spontaneous experiences in the environment. They work unlike adults not for the completion of a job, but for the activity itself. This enables them to accomplish their most important goal: the development of their individual selves, their mental, physical and psychological powersThe cornerstone of Olive Garden Montessori House of Children, as postulated in the Montessori Method, is the enjoyment and satisfaction produced when children’s natural love of learning is respected and allowed to flourish in a nurturing environment. The potential of the child is not just mental, it is revealed, when the complete Montessori method is understood and followed. The child’s choice and high level of concentration when he/she is respected reveal a human being that is superior not just academically but emotionally and spiritually, a child who cares deeply about other people, and the world and who works to discover a unique and individual way to contribute. This is the essence of the Montessori child. Our Vision : SYNERGISE AND SYNCHRONISE THE CREATIVE ABILITIES OF THE CHILD THROUGH PRACTICAL AND INNOVATIVE LEARNING TECHNIQUES THEREBY ENSURING HOLISTIC DEVELOPMENT Mission and Objectives : TO DEVELOP CHILDREN WITH ACTIVE AND CREATIVE MINDS TO ENABLE AND ENSURE THINKING INTENSIVELY, INQUISITIVELY AND CRITICALLY TO INSTILL IN CHILDREN THE ESSENCE OF SHARING AND CARING TO ASSIST THE CHILDREN IN DEVELOPING SKILL SETS TO BE INDEPENDENT AND EMPOWERED IN LIFE Key Result Areas :
NURTURE AND GROW CHILDREN TO COPE WITH CHANGING ENVIRONMENT . SENSISTISE THEM TO THE NEEDS OF THE NEIGHBOURHOOD, SOCIETY AND THE NATION AT LARGE. MAKE THEM RESPONSIB LE FOR ALL THEIR DEEDS AND ENCOURAGE THEM TO TAKE OWNERSHIP. ENSURE THEIR CONTRIBUTION IN THE NATION BUILDING ACTIVITIES. OUR STAFF
ABLE AND MONTESSORI TRAINED TEACHERS, HEADED BY Ms. CHITRA BALACHANDER, OUR STAFF CONSISTS OF :
Ms.. LIZZY IS AN ACCOMPLISHED AND TRAINED MONTESSORIAN Ms. PRAMILA PRESENTLY UNDERGOING THE MONTESSORI TRAINING.
INFANT/TODDLER MONTESSORI -- 0 TO 3 YEARS PRE-PRIMARY -- 3 TO 6 YEARS PRE-SCHOOL AND POST-SCHOOL DAY CARE.
SCIENTIFICALLY CRAFTED AND CREATED TO HONE THE CREATIVE SKILLS OF THE CHILD. ALL ACTIVITIES ARE DESIGNED TO FACILITATE CHILDREN TO WORK INDEPENDENTLY AND OVER A PERIOD OF TIME, DUE TO REPETITIVE NATURE OF THE ACTIVITIES, THE CHILD EXCELS. THE BEGINNER OBSERVES AND ASPIRES TO DO THE SAME.
HELP ME TO HELP MYSELF’ SAYS THE CHILD, ACCORDING TO MARIA MONTESSORI.THE ENVIRONMENT WHETHER AT HOME OR AT SCHOOL, SHOULD REVEAL THE CHILD AND NOT MOULD HIM/HER.
BASED ON THE PROVEN AND TIME TESTED PRINCIPLES OF THE MONTESSORI METHOD OF HELPING THE CHILD TO LEARN, AT OLIVE GARDEN MONTESSORI HOUSE OF CHILDREN, ACTIVITIES IN THIS DIRECTION ARE HYGIENE FACTORS AND INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
‘EXERCISE OF PRACTICAL LIFE '– EPL, (INCLUDES DAILY CHORES SUCH AS POURING LIQUIDS, FOLDING NAPKINS, CUTTING VEGETABLES,DUSTING ETC.).
LEARNING OUTCOMES: FINE MOTOR SKILLS, HAND AND EYE CO-ORDINATION ETC.
‘SENSORIAL’ , SCIENTIFIC MATERIALS OF DIFFERENT COLORS, SHAPES AND SIZES TO HELP SENSITIZE THE CHILD.
LEARNING OUTCOMES: PAIRING AND GRADING, RECOGNISING AND IDENTIFYING ETC.
‘LANGUAGE’ , ( ENRICHMENT IN QUANTITY AND QUALITY USING NOMENCLATURE) .KANNADA & HINDI.
LEARNING OUTCOMES:ABILITY TO READ AND WRITE PHONETICALLY.
‘MATH’, (DISTINCTION BETWEEN ENTITIES AND ESTABLISH HIERARCHY. HELP OFFERRED THROUGH SENSORIAL MATERIAL).
FACILITIES: COUNSELLING ZONE (CHILDREN AND PARENTS) PLAY ZONE ACTIVITY ZONE LEARNING ZONE AUDIO VISUAL ZONE