Our Philosophy

All children want to learn. With the freedom to investigate the world around them, they become active learners. Each child is unique and develops at his/her own rate through developmental milestones and different learning styles.

Children develop best in a caring environment where they are allowed to express themselves and when learning experiences interest them and are part of their world. A positive self-concept is the foundation for learning and success.

We believe that investing in early childhood education and development is vital to the future of our country. Each child has tremendous potential. The learning cannot be forced upon him/her, it’s always born out of child’s own curiosity and questions. At MMI, each lesson involves a hands-on approach to learning. The students use all of their senses in the Prepared Environment and learn from concrete experiences, asking questions, playing and exploring the world around them.

Montessori Methodology helps each child spontaneously reach his or her full potential - intellectually, socially, and emotionally. Teaching values at our school are aimed towards imparting qualities of self-confidence, poise, a spirit of sharing, and exemplary social behaviour. The curriculum supports meaningful, exponential development of Listening, speaking, reading, pre-writing and writing skills, mathematics, and a keen, scientific awareness of the world around us. Such cognitive and affective input from the school brings about a holistic development of the child's personality at an early age.

Montessori education helps to keep children physically and mentally active and fit, thus providing opportunities for lifelong learning and developing healthy life skills. 

The Day Care at MMI aims to provide a warm, caring and stimulating environment in which children can develop the skills needed to help them reach their full potential, make learning a joyful and exciting experience, provide the highest standard of childcare and education for children.

Teaching Staff

"Learning is an exciting process of discovery, leading to concentration, motivation, self-discipline and a love for learning" says Dr. Maria Montessori, the brain behind Montessori philosophy. The school can boast of having a team of dedicated and enthusiastic educators. The teachers are qualified in Early Childhood and Montessori Method of Education. This includes familiarisation with the Montessori materials and insights into handling young children sensitively. In line with the Montessori philosophy that each child is unique and therefore should be allowed to develop at his/her own pace, our Montessori trained teachers are dedicated towards developing the full potential of the child. The teachers are motivated to keep themselves updated on policies, content and skill enhancement by attending in-house trainings and workshops.

Support Staff

The support staff maintains a high level of cleanliness and hygiene. The regular trainings are conducted to enhance the awareness towards early childhood needs, health, hygiene, safety, school policies and zero tolerance policy for any kind of child abuse. The support staff is monitored, supervised and guided on regular basis. 

Our premise offers the best required space for the child’s development and safe, healthy, hygienic child proof environment.

Facilities provided:

  • Well-lit, airconditioned and well-equipped classrooms
  • Soft Play Gym for indoor play
  • Multi Play station for outdoor play
  • Terrace Garden and Sand Pit
  • In-house kitchen which provides wholesome meals
  • CCTV Cameras
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Doctor on call
  • In-house Nurse
  • Tie up with the nearby hospital
  • Access Control
  • Child Size Toilets and washbasins

Montessori Environment

Montessori Method might be defined as "education by means of liberty in a prepared environment". The "prepared environment" consists of an open and airy classroom with many materials in each area of learning displayed in an ordered fashion. This ordered environment strives to create an ordered life. The child learns to return each "job" to its place before choosing a new project.

The pre-school child has the free choice of jobs within the prepared environment, which creates independence and self-direction. The free choice is limited to each material not already in use by another child unless the child using a specific material "invites" another child to and or share in the project. This develops the respect of individuals and their rights.

The elementary child works on a "contract" basis. The child has the responsibility of scheduling his or her time to complete a given amount of work in a given amount of time, yet has the freedom of sequence.

The five traditional Montessori areas of education are:

Practical Life Exercise
The Exercises of Practical Life, which are the foundation of a Montessori environment, provide a wholesome range of activities that allow a child to develop control and coordination of movement, awareness, of his/her environment, good work habits, responsibility, concentration, attention, independence, order and positive self-image which can be attained by spontaneous and purposeful work.

Sensorial Training
Children learn through the five senses. The primary purpose of sensorial exercises is to further refine his/her senses of touch, smell, sight and hearing. The materials used in the sensorial exercises will be unlike anything else that a child has encountered in the way of playthings. A child will be able to perceive sizes, shapes, colours, sounds, textures, odours etc.
The sensorial materials lay a solid foundation for Mathematics, Geometry, Geography, Botany, Art and Music.

Montessori Language
A multi-sensory approach that combines phonics, stories and language experiences to bring meaning to the learning of reading and writing. In the system, the child does not learn by rote , but utilizes all his/her senses to help him/her read and write with proper understanding. Discovery becomes interesting, fun and creative through activities in the Pink, Blue and Green Montessori language series.
Grammar will be taught to enhance the child's attention to the use of words in everyday speaking.

Montessori Mathematics
An activity-based program that allows your child to have hands-on experience in learning mathematical concepts. Montessori arithmetic is taught through the manipulation of concrete objects. Your child will be taught addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, reading of clock, the decimal system, number bonds, length, weight, calendar, capacity, graph, money and problem solving.

Cultural Subjects
The Montessori cultural subjects cover:

Nature study
Its includes the study of living and non-living things. Children will have the opportunity to explore and understand their environment.
 

Botany and Zoology
Children are exposed to the study of plants and animals. They will be taught to classify impressions into clear and simple categories.

Geography
To launch the child's exploration of the world's physical environment, children are introduced to various continents, countries, states, land and water form and the solar system.

History
Through creative activities such as modeling, painting and collage, children are taught to understand the distinction between past and present and how past events have led to the present situation

1. What is the difference between Montessori and traditional education?
Ans: The Montessori Method of education is basically a unique approach to learning. Rather than "teaching" the child concepts, an environment is designed to stimulate the child's interest and facilitate his understanding and learning capacities spontaneously with little or no adult intervention.

Montessori emphasizes learning through all five senses, not just through listening, watching, or reading. Children in Montessori classes learn at their own, individual pace and according to their own choice of activities from hundreds of possibilities. Learning is an exciting process of discovery, leading to concentration, motivation, self-discipline, and a love of learning. Montessori represents an entirely different approach to education.

2. Can I do Montessori at home with my child?
Ans: Yes, you can use Montessori principles of child development at home. Look at your home through your child's eyes. Children need a sense of belonging, and they get it by participating fully in the routines of everyday life. "Help me do it by myself" is the life theme of the preschooler. Can you find ways for your child to participate in meal preparation, cleaning, gardening and caring for clothes, shoes, and toys? Providing opportunities for independence is the surest way to build your child's self-esteem.

At the school level many homeschooling and other parents use the Montessori philosophy of following the child's interest and not interrupting concentration to educate their children.

In school only a trained Montessori teacher can properly implement Montessori education, using the specialized learning equipment of the Montessori "prepared environment." Here social development comes from being in a positive and unique environment with other children -- an integral part of Montessori education.

3. What are the Special Features of your School?
Ans: The USP of MMI is that it has a warm, secure and a comforting environment. Here, the child has the freedom to explore, satisfy his curiosity and cater to his inner needs. The close interaction ensures that each child is heard and cared for. This goes a long way in building up the child’s personality, confidence and helping him to become an achiever.

MMI Pre-school is a very special place for children where they come happily and learn a lot. It has maintained its standard of excellence. Every part of it is a valuable arena of learning and a sense of balance permeates in every aspect of life. It has a very colourful & child friendly environment.

4. What classes do you have?
Ans: We have Playgroup, Nursery, Jr.KG, Sr.KG.

5. What is Teacher child ratio?
Ans:1:10 for Playgroup, Nursery, Jr.KG, Sr.KG.

6. Are the Faculty and Staff trained?
Ans: MMI has Montessori trained, experienced faculty and committed staff experienced academicians and child psychologists / experts are also being brought onto the panel of MMI . Each staff has a Loving and caring approach towards everything that is done at MMI.

7. Is transport facility available?

Ans: Yes transport is provided free of cost in the radius of 5-6Kms

8. Is School Uniform compulsory?
Ans: The specially designed uniform is recommended. This tradition contributes a strong sense of community at the School with an added benefit of having a neat & well groomed child.

9. What is  the extent of  parental involvement?
Ans: Parent satisfaction is the prime concern at MMI which encourages parental involvement at all stages not only  to have a complete transparency but also to use the creativity of the parent fraternity to its fullest . Parent-Teacher Meetings are a regular feature of the MMI calendar. In addition to these, a fortnightly feedback about activities undertaken is sent along with artworks. An annual assessment of the child’s progress is also provided at the end of every academic session. Besides all this, parents have the freedom to meet the teachers on any day with a prior appointment.

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