The Montessori Philosophy

What is Montessori

The Montessori approach to education takes its name from Dr. Maria Montessori, an Italian physician and educator (1870-1952). Dr. Maria Montessori developed her educational philosophy upon her observations of the way children learn. She discovered that children have ‘absorbent minds’, causing them to absorb information from their environment.


In The Sensitive Period…

They Learn Without Persuasion

Montessori’s scientific finding discovered that the children needed very little persuasion to do everyday tasks, puzzles or other interesting activities which have a direct impact in minimizing destructive behaviors. She described that young children from birth to 6 years old undergo striking physical and psychological development. She termed this as a “sensitive period”, when young children are especially attuned to acquiring knowledge from and about their environment.

To enrich their experience, Dr. Maria Montessori developed a self-correcting “prepared environment” of child sized furniture and learning material, to adapt the surroundings to the child’s natural size and behaviour. The teachers in the classroom facilitate the learning process by guiding children and demonstrating proper use of “works,” but do not interfere in the learning process.

This helps the children to be normalised (i.e. settled), relaxed, and comfortable, creating a positive attitude towards learning. Through such forms of interaction and experience, the children develop an extraordinarily high level of intellectual and social ability.


Montessori Learning at Josiah

Being Montessori based, we believe strongly in providing individualised learning and care for each child. Josiah children enjoy the learning process that is tailored to their band of interest. This ensures that they are neither stressed nor slowed down as learning will be adjusted according to their abilities.

To document this learning journey and ensure optimal learning, every child has a personalised daily progress log to ensure that their interest and learning needs are observed closely. We aim to give every child an edge in academic excellence and equip them for life long learning for the future.

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