Ans. - An application form is available at Montessori Camelot Preschool office on working weekdays during office hours.
- Lunch box
- A container to be kept at school with a change of clothes
- A nap mat for quite time (for extended day care programme)
Ans. - Each family will have their name posted on the bulletin board in alphabetical order. On snack day, the family is asked to provide for the whole class.
Ans. - Yes. In fact, we welcome parents once in a month to observe their child in school.
Ans. - We have developed comprehensive policy for children’s safety. During working hours, the school doors are locked and guarded. Besides, no stranger is allowed around classrooms.
Ans. - The grouping allows younger students the stimulation of older children, who in turn benefit from serving as role models. Since children normally stay in the same class for three years, the classroom culture remains stable. The students develop a strong sense of community.
Ans. - It is because of high cost owing to extensive teacher training, costly Montessori material and superior furniture.
Ans. - Montessori Directress does not spend time in teaching lesson as traditional teachers .They rather present lessons using Montessori materials. They maintain physical, intellectual and socio-emotional environment in the classroom in which children work at their will. Again, Montessori Directress works with each child for long time, comprehending their strengths and weaknesses .
Q. What would be the most important advantage of keeping my three-year-old son in a Montessori school?
Ans. - The Montessori method is focused on hands on learning and learning with understanding. More emphasis is laid on the process that facilitates child’s understanding the concept through practical application, rather than rote learning. Researches have shown that children in their early years learn spontaneously by observing .
Ans. - Yes. Montessori system has been successful for children from all socio economic levels. It facilitates learning even for autistic children(developmentally delayed).
Q. Since most children will eventually have to go to the formal schools, wouldn't it be better for them to make the transition in Kindergarten rather than in first grade.
Ans. - It has been observed that children passed out of Montessori school have an excellent start as compared to students from other schools. Montessori children are self confident, independent and enthusiastic and generally adapt to all sorts of new situations. In addition to this, the curriculum also includes enriched lesson in Maths, reading, languages, science, geography and other cultural areas.The Montessori school children are way ahead of their peers studying in Kindergarten Schools.
Q. In class with such a wide age range of children, won't my 5 years old son end up looking after the younger students?
Ans. - Montessori education encourages children to work in groups. Apart from this children imbibe qualities like understanding, teamwork and cooperation in the Montessori environment. Such qualities are key attributes in today's world.