It is delightful to see the children enjoy the new garden spaces. There is so much to do and the children are so happy to be outdoors. Our little gard...Read post
Kalker Montessori Centre is committed to ensuring that the health, safety and wellbeing of all children at the service is protected at all times, including those children with a disability. The Centre is also committed to providing a culturally safe environment for Aboriginal children and those from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Our Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) trained educators nurture each child’s self-discipline, concentration, pride in one’s own work and respect for self, others and the environment in general, while developing a sense of joy in learning.
Regular tours are available for prospective parents to visit our Centre and see our learning environment first-hand. Please allow approximately 45 minutes for the tour, which will include a presentation introducing Montessori and a walk around the Centre’s facilities.
“The most important period of life is not the age of university studies but the first one, the period from birth to the age of six. The more fully the needs of one period are met the greater will be the success of the next.”
– Maria Montessori
Over one hundred years ago, Dr Maria Montessori, developed a unique method of education, based on research and her observations of childhood learning and development.
Montessori education is often described as an ‘Education for Life’. The Montessori Method encourages the child to act, will and think for himself. In the child-centred environment of the Montessori classroom, with appropriate care and guidance of staff, the child’s self-confidence, independence, inner discipline, positive social behaviour and love of learning is fostered. These are the skills most need for the child to develop into a socially, emotionally and intellectually independent and mature adult willing to contribute to his society.
We recognise that your child’s early years are critical for their development and form a basis for their future success. Our quality early childhood experiences provide for each child’s individual needs and interests and are designed to make positive contributions to their learning.
The essential elements of the Kalker Montessori environment can be grouped as follows:
The essential elements of our Kalker Montessori environment are our community of children, our Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) trained program Directors and our carefully prepared learning environment.
Our Montessori environment caters for a child’s various stages of learning and development through materials that increase in complexity and challenge as the child matures. Children are drawn to the activities as they are exciting and enjoyable allowing them to have fun while learning.
Our beautifully landscaped garden is a continuation of our indoor learning spaces. It provides children with a range of experiences to explore nature and gain an appreciation for the natural world.