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Through a structured and scientifically designed curriculum, the renowned Montessori approach encourages children to become aware of the importance of the contribution they make to the world through peace education, social responsibility and how to take care of and protect our world (eco friendly education).
The Montessori Method encourages freedom within boundaries and sets children up for success in making positive choices. Children have an innate desire for independence and a freedom to discover life on their own but need certain limitations to help them feel safe.
This is the premise that underpins the care your child will receive at Kotara Montessori.
“Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment.”
– Maria Montessori
Australian educators attended the first Montessori training course held in Rome in 1913 and returned to Australia to establish Montessori schools in several states. Today, Montessori schools and early childhood settings continue to flourish and grow, with over 22 000 schools worldwide.
Montessori education aims to provide children and young people, from birth to maturity, with learning environments designed to support the development of social, intellectual and ethical independence. Montessori education is often described as ‘education for life’. The foundation principle of the Montessori approach is that children learn best when they learn through their own freely chosen activity, enabling them to become self-confident, self-reliant and self-disciplined with a life long of learning. Children also develop the ability to move with coordination and precision, the ability to concentrate and to complete tasks independently. (Montessori National Curriculum Framework; Nov 2011).
The classrooms at Kotara Montessori provide The Prepared Environment, in which children are free to respond to their natural tendency to be active and productive.
We support and encourage a child’s intrinsic passion for learning by giving them opportunities for spontaneous, purposeful activities with the guidance of our highly-educated and caring staff.