Hoppers Crossing, VIC – Compared to traditional education, the Montessori Curriculum is an innovative learning approach that focuses on producing specific learning outcomes and skills that align with a child’s developmental needs/interests. It’s divided into sensorial, practical life, language, culture, and mathematics. As a child continues through the curriculum, they encounter challenging learning materials for their age and skill levels. At Hoppers Crossing Montessori Centre, a specially trained teacher guides children in such a way that they learn to work independently.
By creating a prepared environment and providing educational materials, children experience structured developmental opportunities that include freedom, movement, concentration, and challenging work. The environment also provides the resources that capture a child’s attentiveness. The childcare centre is digitally equipped and housed in a state-of-the-art building with high ceilings, well-ventilated classrooms, and Nienhuis (AMI-approved) materials/furniture.
Hoppers Crossing Montessori Centre uses a child-focused education approach based on scientific observations of child development. Their specially designed Montessori equipment improves a child’s ability to absorb knowledge and continue their path to self-construction. The practical life program gives a child a sense of being and belonging. Activities in the program revolve around the movement of objects, caring for self/the environment, courtesy, and grace. Once a child completes the program, they demonstrate high levels of concentration, increase independence through self-care, develop a sense of order, improve fine motor coordination, and enhance respect for their community.
Children develop a sense of order by sorting, arranging, and classifying experiences. The sensory component in each child provides the key to the world, growth in perception, and an understanding of thought. The sensorial exercises at the child care Hoppers Crossing cover perceptions of similar and different stimuli, whether visual, baric, tactile, olfactory, auditory, gustatory, thermic, or stereognostic.
Alongside sensorial learning, Hoppers Crossing Montessori Centre prepares children to read and write by strengthening the hand muscles and developing left-to-right movement. The teachers use cardboard or wooden letters to empower children to reproduce their words, phrases, sentences, and stories. Creativity is encouraged in each class, allowing children to appreciate the mystery and power of language. Additionally, the child care centre introduces functions and operations of numbers that help children tell distance, graduation, dimension, similarity, identity, and sequence. With geometry, algebra, and arithmetic, children learn to add, multiply, divide, and subtract mathematical concepts with ease.
As an extension to the sensorial and language materials, children learn about cultural subjects that enhance their storytelling skills. The teachers use flags, maps, timelines, and other visual material that depict nature, environments, animals, and locations to extend a child’s geography, art, science, and history. Through cultural arts, children learn to appreciate their natural environment, culture, country, and those of others.
To learn more about their Montessori programs, visit their website or call (03) 8742 2349 for any clarification. Hoppers Crossing Montessori Centre is located at 483 Sayers Road, Hoppers Crossing, VIC, 3029, AU.
Hoppers Crossing Montessori Centre
(03) 8742 2349
483 Sayers Road