Our Curriculum

Athena Montessori and Day Care Centre’s curriculum is based on the AMI methodology. We emphasize a rounded curriculum, providing young minds a prepared environment to explore, experience, grow and develop through self-discovery and free inquiry. With the help of assistive tools, we strive to stimulate and enable self-discovery, creativity, problem solving and total development.

The curriculum is designed as an immersive experience for both children and their parents… 

For the Child:

The children have an opportunity to dive in to the Montessori experience, which stimulates their minds, bodies, and emotions, not to forget their budding creativity. From an academic perspective the AMI Model provides the foundation for learning.

EXERCISES OF PRACTICAL LIFE (EPL)

“Free the child’s potential and you will transform him into the world.”
– Dr. Maria Montessori

Exercises of Practical Life learning how to carry out living experiences, such as cleaning; sweeping; pouring; dressing; gardening; animal care; and social etiquette in sequence and in a purposeful manner which will assist the child in learning and enabling him/her to live in the real world.

EPL activities also help the child develop co-ordination of movement, concentration, independence, self-confidence and order which are essential for learning.

SENSORIAL

“The hands are the instruments of man’s intelligence.”
– Dr. Maria Montessori

Most children learn and understand better through manipulation of objects rather than being lectured to. The activities carried out cover every aspect that can be perceived by the senses such as size, shape, colour, composition, texture, sound, matching, comparing, weight, temperature, etc.

Sensorial activities enables the child to acquire clear, conscious, information that will help him or her to make sense of their world . Self-awareness, self-learning, and the grasping of abstract concepts are inevitable through these processes.

 

 

 

LANGUAGE

“To talk is in the nature of man.”
– Dr. Maria Montessori

It is a given that the first environment that the child acquires spoken language is at home, and the second is when he/she enters either day-care, Montessori or a similar learning institution around the age of 2½ years. In these more structured settings the child will consolidate spoken and written forms of language along with learning to communicate verbally and nonverbally.

MATHEMATICS

“Great creations come from the mathematical mind, so we must always consider all that is mathematical as a means of mental development”
– Dr. Maria Montessori

The ability to acquire mathematical skills such as separating, combining, sharing, counting and comparing from space, number and quantity through order, precision, imagination and abstraction is inherent.

The child’s first introduction to ‘Mathematics’ is in his/her home, albeit more often than not in the abstract. Touch and manipulation facilitates the discovery of the physical nature of numbers. The student learns complex mathematical concepts through tangible materials.

Aesthetic Activities

Children are also provided opportunities to freely express themselves through the form of art, dancing, drama and singing. These activities foster and develop creativity, learning, thinking and observation powers and also other domains such as physical, cognitive, language and social.

For the Parent:

Bearing in mind time constraints, we encourage and enjoy active participation from parents. Our goals are the same! We like to think of ourselves as partnering with you to help the growth and development of your child.

Regular activities parents can expect at the Montessori

  • General projects that will enhance and develop knowledge
  • Field trips pertaining to projects and activities
  • Cookery lessons
  • Yearend Concert
  • Sports Day
  • Art and Craft Exhibition

Regular activities parents can expect at the day-care.

A routine is followed for children in the Day-care.

  • Lunch
  • Wash
  • Nap
  • Snack
  • Play
  • Homework (for children coming from other schools.)

In addition, the following activities are in place for those who wish to enroll.

Activity/ Venue

Martial Arts  – Martial Art School, Nugegoda
Kandyan & Bollywood Dancing – In the Montessori
Swimming Rainbow – Aquatic Academy (NCC)
Elocution – Wendy Whatmore Academy, In the Montessori

Additionally, we also have the honor of providing online consultative psychological services by a clinical psychologist/psychoanalyst . These services are complimentary for families who attend Athena Montessori.