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 has an illustration or a picture, along with explanation in simple 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% coloured, 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 use all the remaining 8 modules in the course. 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 which 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 exercise aim to satisfy satisfy the child’s strong urge to do things himself, promote independence, develop love for work, arouse internal happiness, promote self satisfaction & self respect, teach to give and take help gracefully, improve coordination and grace of movements, inculcate good habits, love of nature and normalization of the children.
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 during 0 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 of sensory interaction with the environment.
This comprehensive manual covers up the entire range of Montessori sensorial exercises with fully coloured 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.
Along side, the use of metal insets train the child's hand for manipulating the pencil and sandpaper letters make him familiar with the way to write them.
Module 5: Math Manual A
This manual aims to train you to use Dr. Montessori's amazing range of Montessori Math materials, which surprise the expert mathematicians even today. The number rods, sandpaper numbers, spindle box and number cards and counters teach children counting, identification and association of quantities and numerals till ten using concrete materials. Then, the exercises in decimal system group, normally done with golden bead material and corresponding number cards, take children to enriched concrete experiences in addition, multiplication, subtraction and division. Along side, exercises in linear counting group enable children to count in till hundred and then one thousand.
Module 6: Language Manual B
You will get surprised by the wondrous lingual and literal achievements that a Montessori child can make before reaching 6 years of age.
This manual takes you to the next level of language exercises. Children are introduced to the capital letters and the sequence of the alphabet. Chalk boards 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 farm house exercises teach the child the proper use of function of words in phrases and sentences.
Module 7: Math Manual B
This manual dives further in advance Montessori Math activities about 30 advanced exercises. Bead chains prepare the child for extensive linear and skip counting, snake games, multiplication bead bars, bead stairs, small number rods and the stamp games furthers child's previous experiences of four operations in a more abstract way, The fourth group of Math exercises i.e. memorization of arithmetic tables is introduced and activities with multiplication board, unit division boards, etc. 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 44 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)
During the early years children are naturally attracted to all natural elements including plants and animals. Appropriate natural experiences are essential for their holistic development.
This module contains a series of developmentally appropriate 16 Zoology activities, 15 Botany activities and 27 science experiments.
Module 10: Culture C (Handwork)
Children are naturally attracted to arts and crafts. This manual contains almost a hundred art and handwork activities including cutting, collage, weaving, origami, etc.
Module 11: Montessori Cosmic & Peace Education
This manual explains how to introduce Cosmic Peace Education to young children. Dr. Maria Montessori advocated that the child should be made aware of the fact that all things in the universe are interconnected and true peace emerges when they all work in harmony. She believed that the spiritual development of the child is more important, and considered it to be the ultimate goal of her educational system.
Module 12: Montessori School Administration
This module equips you with knowledge, skills and tools to setup, organize and manage your Montessori environment.