Early Childhood Education ? Montessori

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This Montessori Program provides the content of the Basic program in addition to Montessori Specialization.

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British Columbia


Sprott Shaw College – Kamloops

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Program Duration

80 Weeks

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StudentAid BC, Scholarship, Line Of Credit, Bursary

This Montessori Program provides the content of the Basic program in addition to Montessori Specialization. Students in this program will develop a broad range of skills through the study and practice of certified courses in order to develop and lead daily age-appropriate activities for children aimed to help promote social, emotional, physical, cognitive and early literacy development. Students learn to observe children and communicate professionally, when appropriate, children?s progress and/or needs with parents, other staff members and individuals involved with the child?s development. Students will also examine the six major areas of the Montessori curriculum: Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Math, Socials, Art, Music and Movement and how they interrelate. Montessori is designed to foster learning through a holistic approach, where education takes place through movement, connects mind, body and spirit, values collaboration and unfolds through love. This program includes practicum placement. This experience within a workplace enables Instructional staff to observe the student in a practice situation while providing the student with the opportunity to gain direct exposure to the chosen career field. Graduates are eligible to apply for an Early Childhood Educator Basic license from the Ministry for Children and Family Development. Sprott Shaw is a member of?Early Childhood Educators of British Columbia?(ECEBC). Learning Objectives At the end of this Montessori Program the student will have developed a broad range of skills through the application and understanding of the following learning outcomes: Cultural, economic, and generational influences on developmentMain categories and methods of observational recordingCurrent licensing and registration regulations, development ofpolicies and procedures, floor plans, and childcare center designDevelopment of partnerships with parents, colleagues, and other service providersPositive contemporary child guidance practices, causes and characteristics of inappropriate behaviourPlanning and implementing comprehensive program plans, focusing on social, emotional, cognitive, physical, language and cultural developmentActivities to facilitate diversity and multi-cultural experiences and concepts to enhance the curriculumCreating a positive learning environment that includes fun and engaging music and movement activities, enhancing other learning such as language and language skillsThe use of concepts and activities from LEAP BC 2010Resource Booklet and recognizing movement categories and motor skillsCreativity and open-ended, process-oriented creative art activities and experiencesVerbal and non-verbal communication skills and techniques.Design newsletters and communication tools for parents, children and staffSigns and symptoms of common communicable childhood illnessesDiscover Maria Montessori?s theory and vision for young childrenReview the stimulating environment where children are free to respond to their natural drive to learnExamine the six major areas of the Montessori curriculumAnalyze the relationship between the educator, the child and the environmentMeasure the value of social learning and participate in active learningImplement Montessori activities that promote ELF and SPICEConnect nature to the learning indoor and outdoor environmentsValue sensorial exploration and foster learning through the sensesBridge the Montessori environment to the greater world environmentIdentify the ?sensitive periods? of growth to foster children?s developmentPlan and prepare a variety of Language acquisition cards and gamesReview the criteria for selection and presentation of DAP Montessori activitiesManipulate Math materials and create activity extensionsConnect order, coordination and concentration to Intellectual developmentEvaluate the hierarchy of the decimal system and its functionsLink numbers, shapes and patterns to the real worldExplore continents, people, languages, foods, flags, celebrations, multiculturalismExamine living and non-living things and describe life cyclesClassify animals and plants and collect picturesValue interconnectedness in the classroom setting and extend it to the societyAppraise family dynamics and their significant roles in children?s learningValue emerging creativity, originality, exploration and expressionAppreciate aesthetic beauty, which in turn can foster discovery learningExamine Art and Music healing propertiesAppraise the ?process? not the ?product? and its importance in enhancing children?s developmentDevelop a sense of guidance rather than instructionImplement learning that extends beyond academic learningAppraise Self-education and Self-evaluationConstruct lessons promoting imagination, creativity and expressionResearch interconnectedness of mind, body and spirit University Transfer Program This program is part of Sprott Shaw?s university transfer initiative for anyone looking to continue their education and pursue a?bachelor?s?degree.? Gaining professional skills and experience from our programs before moving on to complete a full degree is a great way to enjoy the focused, hands-on benefits that Sprott Shaw College offers.? This program qualifies for our University Pathway Programs with the institutions listed below. Click on?the images for more details! City University ? Bachelor of Arts in Management ? Sprott Shaw College Montessori Teacher Education holds accredited status for its Early Childhood IND Montessori Teacher Education Program from the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE). Share this program:FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrint

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