Some children are known by their schools
Some schools are known by their children
We want your child to be our envoy!!!
With such a ‘motto’ Wonder Kids comes forward to embrace your treasured ones.
At WKM, our approach to learning uses the Montessori philosophy, which was developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, who first studied children from a medical point of view. From her observations, she realized that the learning process for a human being begins long before the school entry age. Between 0 to 6 years the child has an absorbent mind and all the knowledge and experiences he or she acquires during these years are used as a base for further learning.
The mixed age group enables children to learn how to become part of, and contribute to, a group. Both older and younger children benefit from this contact since older children gain confidence and maturity through realization of their own abilities, and younger ones are stimulated and encouraged by working alongside more advanced peers. Skills are taught daily, individually, in small groups and as a whole class. Records are kept on every child’s individual progress.
In the Montessori environment, the child will develop a caring attitude to him/herself, those around, and their surroundings. He or she will be treated with respect as an individual and each child’s own particular needs will be cared for.
In this environment, the child will be able to develop socially, intellectually, physically and emotionally at his or her own pace.
Dr. Maria Montessori’s observations of children convinced her that each child carries within himself or herself the person he or she will become. Each child’s potential is reached through a process of striving, aided by a growing sense of order and self-discipline. Each child must be free to develop at his or her own rate.
Montessori designed materials and techniques that allowed her students to work in a way previously considered beyond their capacity. Montessori quickly saw a new and valuable relationship develop within the classroom. No longer was the student dependent on the teacher. The child was now free to use the environment and other children as tools in his or her learning.
The teacher, through the study and observation of children, prepares the environment to attract the child. As the child is drawn toward learning, the teacher/directress is free to provide individual and small group lessons and to observe each child. In turn, each child is free to choose enticing work and repeat it continuously, if desired, until he or she is satisfied. Thus fostered at an early age, concentration, curiosity, independence and a love of learning become the cornerstones upon which the child’s confidence and competence as a learner are built. Montessori children grow learning, to observe, to think and to judge. Natural inquisitiveness and self-motivation become the roots from which the older child evolves and emerges as a socially confident and intellectually disciplined adolescent.