This seminar is presented as a rich and intense experience of introduction to the Montessori proposals for the first years of life, in which we will delve into the life and work of Maria Montessori, we will know the pillars of her theory of development, endorsed by the advances in Neuroscience; We will discover why and how to prepare environments at home and at school, what is our role as adults and what are the appropriate practices, materials and activities to help the child’s comprehensive development from birth to three years of age.
We will also approach Emmi Pikler’s contributions regarding the movement, to learn about his studies on postural development and his practical proposals on accompaniment, furniture and materials, which are included in the Montessori 0-3 prepared environments.
We will walk the path in a theoretical and practical way during an interesting week, acquiring theoretical tools, peering into the interior of Montessori homes and classrooms, viewing images and videos.
Know the historical context of Maria Montessori and the bases of her method.
Identify the main developmental characteristics of the child from birth to three years.
Identify the different stages of autonomous postural development according to Pikler.
Know the characteristics for the preparation of environments at home and at school.
Know the main areas of work in El Nido and the Children's Community.
Identify the necessary preparation of the adult-guide for level zero to three years.
Follow the child: Maria Montessori’s approach on the first three years of life
María Montessori’s life overlapped two prolific and troubled centuries, a time of great advances in knowledge and also of great conflicts. Her career was always guided by the same impulse: unlocking the creative potential of the human being to build a world in peace.
As a result of her investigations, she identified and developed a series of principles that make up his theory of development, currently supported by advances in neuroscience., Thus, it invites us to know and understand how, why and when the different milestones of development happen, from a scientific and global perspective, identifying and valuing the singularities of their manifestations and the importance they have for education.
By learning about The Absorbing Mind and Sensory Periods, we will understand why the first years of life are fundamental for learning and developing personality.
Through the Stages of development and human tendencies, we will understand the needs and manifestations of children.
We will also discuss aspects to consider when providing childcare from birth, from a deep respect for the rhythm and their needs.
To respond to the great potential of the child, Montessori pedagogy focuses on three fundamental elements: the prepared environment, the materials and the adult as a facilitator of learning.
Between the first years of life, two levels are distinguished in the school environment:
It embraces toddlers from the first months to approximately 18 months. A serene and warm space, where rich sensory experiences, free movement are offered and language development is promoted.
The environment for walkers, in order, where children experiment with materials and activities from all working areas, cultivating the “I can do it!” attitude.
The Montessori method offers us a wide range of ideas for the selection and creation of suitable materials for the development of different skills, such as:
This Montessori and Pikler Course is aimed at:
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07/09/2020 - 13/07/2020
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