Montessori is an educational approach developed by Italian physician and educator Maria Montessori and characterized by an emphasis on independence, freedom within limits, and respect for a child’s natural psychological, physical, and social development. Montessori model has evolved through a century long experience and is practiced by more than 20.000 elite schools around the world.
As a member of the European Montessori Network, Mama Montessori offers world-class education that aims to prepare our children not only for their post-kindergarten education but for all aspects of life in general.
The teacher plays a very special role in Montessori philosophy. While constantly observing each and every child intensively, she develops a personalised communication and interaction with each child. Our Kindergarten works with Montessori certified teachers who have substantial teaching experience in Montessori schools.
One of the most unique features of the Montessori model is that Montessori schools all across the globe use the same set of educational materials. These specially designed materials enhance the child’s learning processes through observation and experimentation in key areas such as senses, math, language, cultural and everyday life. Mama Montessori, like other selected Montessori schools, uses high quality educational materials produced by established manufacturers of Montessori tools.
Physical infrastructure and freedom of movement
In Montessori philosophy, freedom of movement is an indispensable part of the development of the child’s consciousness. The child communicates with the external reality through movement and thinking processes. Mama Montessori is being built in the premises of Mashattan Residences in Maslak, and our children will enjoy free movement in classrooms as large as 50 m², big activity areas and a garden with a total of approximately 500 m² modern space.
In the specially designed learning environment of Montessori classroom, children learn their mother tongue and foreign languages, with the help of special language materials, by thinking, experimenting and interacting with each other. Mama Montessori creates a natural atmosphere for learning languages by offering instructors who are native English speakers while also benefiting from the language diversity of residents of Mashattan. While general education will be in Turkish and English, education in a wider range of languages will be offered on demand.
Creating strong partnership among parents, teachers and managers is key for success in pre-school education. We highly value the engagement of parents in our kindergarten activities. Mama Montessori will adopt a participatory management approach with an executive board with members selected by parents.