During the first three years of life, a child’s brain absorbs more information from the environment than at any other part of his lifetime. Every sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell is taken in and processed. It is an amazing, wondrous period in a tiny, complete human being’s life.
Montessori believed that in the time of the absorbent mind (birth–6 years), the joy of learning is more evident and effortless than perhaps at any other stage of life. Through natural curiosity, the child absorbs information, assimilates it with his senses, and constructs his own knowledge.
The Montessori method of education gives children ages 3–6 unique opportunities to learn more thoroughly, quickly, and efficiently through experience, guidance, and practice. The Montessori educator is the dynamic link to the environment, providing a peaceful, ordered, caring context to support learning and advancement of the skills inherently being sharpened at this important period of development. All roads point toward independence and active connection to the world.
Abacada Montessori Diploma Program embraces this philosophy and prepares you to be a knowledgeable and compassionate Montessori educator. Working with our outstanding curriculum manuals and resources provides you with a strong understanding of Montessori philosophy and methodology as it relates to children in the 3–6 age range. This training fully prepares you to confidently guide and enrich the lives of children in the Montessori early childhood environment.