The Montessori Curriculum encompasses five essential study areas for children:
Practical Life, Sensorial, Mathematics, Language, and Cultural Studies. These areas consist of a collection of educational materials that become progressively more intricate. Children advance through the Montessori Curriculum at their individual pace, guided by their developmental stage and interests. Montessori instructors introduce fundamental lessons to acquaint children with the names and learning objectives associated with each Montessori material. Following a Key Lesson, children independently engage with the Montessori materials, using them to practice, explore, and establish connections with the core learning outcomes. During this period, Montessori educators adopt an observational role, carefully monitoring how children are absorbing knowledge and documenting their progress. They only step in when necessary, aiming to foster children’s independence, as there exists a direct correlation between a child’s sense of empowerment and their capacity to learn and retain new skills and information. New lessons are introduced when a child demonstrates readiness to advance to the next level. Through repeated use and practice, children master the Montessori materials’ progression, cultivating a solid comprehension of each curriculum area.