LiR: Montessori enrichment training report

Montessori enrichment

VISION: To give every child access to a Montessori trained human who nurtures the child’s talents and keeps their love of learning alive.

OBJECTIVE

  • to expose ECD teachers to the philosophy that underpins Montessori teaching
  • introduce them to the Montessori materials in a practical way
  • exposure to Montessori vocabulary in order to create familiarity with new concepts
  • identify individuals within the Lavender Hill community who will manage to complete a rigorous Montessori Higher Certificate or Diploma course in the future
  • create their own materials for use in a classroom

WHY: Montessori schools promote hands on, self paced, collaborative, joyful learning. Children in Montessori follow their interests, wherever that passion leads; giving them strong academics, leadership, self discipline, responsibility, independence, initiative and a lifelong love of learning.

HOW: Using international best practices, Learning in Reach has designed a practical 9-month Montessori enrichment teacher training programme, tailored towards community specific needs. The training incorporates Montessori philosophy with practical application and material making.

SUCCESS: 14 ECD practitioners successfully completed Montessori enrichment training. Student self assessments showed a significant increase in all measures.