The Foundation Montessori Preschool at Malleshpalya is the oldest member of the family. Since its founding in 2009, this preschool school has gone from strength to strength through its innovations in teaching methodologies. The school offers a preschool program for Nursery, LKG, UKG and Playschool level students. The program is exclusively focused towards preschool classes and has adopted the Montessori philosophy as its guiding principle to develop preschool children.
The Foundation Montessori Preschool is centrally located and is easily accessible from GM Palya, Kaggadasapura, CV Raman Nagar, New Thippasandra, Marathahalli and HAL 3rd Stage. Our Montessori Preschool offers transport services for those who would like to avail of it. Transport facilities are offered up to a radius of 1 KM from the preschool for Nursery, LKG and UKG level students.
The Foundation Montessori Preschool offers a day care facility. Children can stay back till they are picked up by their parents within the safety of our premises. During this time, our trained staff keep children engaged in a variety of age appropriate activities.
The Foundation Montessori preschool has over 4000 sq ft of warm and inviting spaces. These include 6 fully equipped classroom filled with exploratory Montessori equipment that students at Nursery, LKG and UKG levels use for learning. In keeping with Dr. Maria Montessori's philosophies, the preschool has outdoor spaces, a small garden and play areas. The preschool also has a kitchen and a roof-top activity area.
The Foundation Montessori Preschool conducts multiple activities and events that help students develop a variety of skills and character traits amongst students at Nursery, LKG and UKG age groups. These include various events such as annual day, sports day, celebration of various festivals and national events.
Students are taken on several field trips during the year to a variety of places including the local nursery, police station, post office, parks etc. in and around Malleshpalya/CV Raman nagar area. The preschool arranges for transportation for these trips and our well trained Akkas and Teachers accompany the students, looking after their safety and well-being.
Story-telling, songs and rhymes are part of language development.
Language is taught phonetically which leads to rapid reading amongst students.
There are series of graded readers for children to master reading.
The journey starts with Colouring, Joining of dots, Free-hand-drawings, Line-pattern drawing, Tracing of alphabets and numbers
Children learn to write cursive letters first and then move onto writing words, sentences and creative-writing.
Counting goes together with recognition of numbers and number sounds.
Higher order numbers are taught through decimal system.
Students also learn concepts of addition, subtraction, 2-D/3-D geometrical objects, gradation, etc.
Prominent Indian festivals / events are celebrated in school.
Children also participate in various Arts/ Craft, Theatre, Music and Dance program throughout the year. They get several opportunities to express themselves.
Practical life materials and exercises develop physical coordination, care of self and care of the environment.
Specific materials provide opportunities to practice buttoning, zipping, lacing, pouring, scooping, sorting activities, polite manners, etc.
Sensorial materials enable activities and exercises for children to experience natural order of the physical environment, e.g. attributes like size, colour, shape and dimension. They also includes finetuning the sense of touch, weight, temperature, smell and taste.
This is the heart of PRIME 2.0. Students learn directly from teachers online, freeing up parent's time.
The school provides specially developed physical Montessori Preschool material that the child uses for learning from her home.
Rich Online learning resources includes over 100 presentations, 200 videos and 100 skill building games.
Post-Learning Practice is part of the process to help reinforce learning and make it permanent.
The term Montessori refers to a method of preschool education created by Maria Montessori. The Montessori methodology is very popular in India and in many parts of the world. While the Montessori methodology is applicable to all age groups of students, it is most popularly adopted at the preschool level in India.
The Preschool Montessori methodology consists of a child-centric model that includes hands-on learning. The methodology encourages self-directed activities amongst children, who are guided by trained Montessori preschool teachers. Children learn at their own pace and move on to other activities only when they have mastered the current activity. Further, the Preschool Montessori method accelerates reading and writing through the use of phonetics. Lastly, the Preschool Montessori classrooms (called environments) are multiple age environments with students between the ages of 3 (Nursery age group),4 (LKG age group) and 5 (UKG age group) learning together.
Preschool Montessori students adjust quickly to regular academics when they go to grade 1. They are fully prepared, and often do better than other students in higher grades. Here is a link to a video by the founders of google, who talk about the influence that Montessori education had on them.
In a multiple age learning environment, students from the ages of 3 (Nursery age), 4 (LKG age) and 5 (UKG age) learn together in the same classroom. This method has several benefits. The junior students learn from the senior students, and this accelerates their comprehension and skills. The senior students learn patience and leadership skills when dealing with the junior students.
The Preschool Montessori methodology involves hands-on learning. Every learning topic is supported by learning materials that children use, to understand that topic. Children typically learn to use simpler material and gradually move on to more complex ones, as their knowledge increases.
All Preschool Montessori schools are not the same as they may follow the Montessori methodology to varying degrees. A good way to understand if a school follows the Montessori methodology is to see the classroom. The material is typically arranged in shelves and there is enough space for students to work on various activities. Take a look at what our Montessori environments are like in this video https://youtu.be/yn93uLnC4JM .