The goal of Early childhood education should be to activate the child's own natural desire to learn.
- Maria Montessori
History: The Montessori Training for Adults program began in 2013 with 2 students.Since then, the strength of students has grown every year, with over 100 students having completed the program with us and many more enrolling every batch. Graduates of this program have found placement in renowned schools, Montessori and otherwise,including ours. Some of our best teachers are graduates from this course, subsequently absorbed into the Dots staff.
About the Program
Dots Montessori Institute provides a certificate in Early Childhood Montessori Program. This program caters to children in the age of 3-6 years. We have trained 100+ teachers and proclaim to be one of the best in the industry. In last 6 years since its inception our teachers have joined prestigious schools of Bangalore.
We recommend this program to all individuals seeking a career in the Montessori field and parents, too, as it gives an in-depth insight into child psychology and the workings of the Montessori method.
Eligibility: Any adult who has completed graduation, and has basic communication skills is free to apply.
General Pre-requisite: The candidate must possess good communication skills, physical health and basic intellectual capacity to satisfactorily complete all program requirements to function as an effective Montessori teacher.
Details: This training program has five modules. Each module has theory, practical lessons, assignments, demonstrations, and project submissions.
It also provides an overview of IT, yoga, and nutrition; to better equip students in their work with children.
This is followed by a 3-month internship program for hands-on experience of the 5 months of theory, as detailed above. Including vacations, this diploma course takes approximately 10 months to complete.
Duration of Course: The duration of study shall extend for a period of 5 months excluding vacations and apprenticeship for 3 months.
The practice and observation sessions are included in all the terms.
Certificates will be awarded to the student teacher on completion of the program including internship.
Our 5 month batches and timings:
Batch 1 - June to October
Batch 2 - November to March
9.30 am to 12.30 pm (Monday - Friday)
Admissions are open in June and November of each year for adults with minimum of Graduate qualification
Step 1 – Register online
Step 2 – Wait for call / appointment from school
Step 3 – Institute Visit, Interaction and Demo class
Step 4 – Admission on availability of seats.
Exercises in Practical Life (EPL)
Dr Maria Montessori placed greater value on the child, referring to them as the “gymnasium for perfecting one’s action”.
Practical Life activities are the first to engage the child’s interest, and these materials provide appropriate motive for movement. The exercises not only refine skills but also form the foundation of a character. The experiences in Practical Life are crucial for building a firm foundation for future learning. Before children can master language and math skills, they need solid work habits and strong inner sense. Practical Life activities are the vehicle to build this. The curriculum emphasizes exercises that establish the order, coordination, concentration and independence necessary to the child’s motor and intellectual development.
Dr Montessori found that children’s best learning takes place through their senses and through their physical activity within their physical activity within their environment. She noticed that the young child’s mind is like a sponge soaking up all aspects of the environment. She called this the “Absorbent Mind”.
The sensorial materials allow children to focus their attention more carefully on the physical world, exploring each of their senses and the subtle variations in the properties of different objects.
Children learn to taste, smell and hear what they are experiencing with a much deeper awareness and appreciation. A child is an active learner. He learns everything without knowing he is learning it, and in doing so he passes information little by little from the unconscious to conscious state.
The student-teacher will focus on refining and educating the senses of the 2 year 6 months - through 6-year-old children and promoting the joy of discovery through sensory experience.
Language Arts and Curriculum
Dr Montessori recognizes that the formation of language in the young child is directed by inner sensitivities. The internal sensitivities are key elements in language development and must be respected and served by the adult, not hindered, blocked, ignored or repressed.
Facilitating language development is an integral part of Montessori teacher training. The curriculum emphasizes spoken language. Throughout the curriculum, a child hears and uses precise vocabulary for all activities. Although language is considered to be one of the four basic curriculum areas in a Montessori class, it spans every other areas; it is an integral part of each curriculum area as well as a special area in and of itself.
The children are indirectly prepared for writing and reading with the Practical life and sensorial materials. The materials for written language first introduce the child to the beautiful twenty-six letters of the alphabet through their sounds. These are the sandpaper letters, where a child not only sounds out the symbol but also feels it! Later the muscles of his hand will remember the tracing motion as he writes the letter. At this stage, children are fascinated with the relationship between the letters that form words. The children learn gradually to form words, then sentences, and even analysis of sentences and grammar. In the Montessori Method, writing and reading is thus acquired spontaneously.
Developing Science Concepts (Cultural)
The cultural studies in a Montessori classroom includes Geography, History and Science. The material used deals with self-expression and communication of ideas. Science includes the physical laws, various aspects of life through plants and animals. Right from the age of 3, a child is introduced to Botany, Zoology and Earth Sciences. The Montessori materials and lessons are meant to encourage a sense of wonder at the grandeur of the universe, the simple beauty of the physical laws, and the miracle of life. They not only get to learn about the different aspects of life but also to take care of plants and animal
Nutrition, Hygiene and Food Habits
Our guidelines contain information an importance of nutrition for healthy development, appropriate eating habits, patterns, quality care with hygiene, food and nutrition.
According to Dr Montessori, pre-school children naturally have a Mathematical mind. They have the capacity to reason, estimate and to calculate. They are tremendously attracted towards quantity. The materials allow the children to learn the mathematical concepts irrespective of the medium of instruction.
The children do not merely count; they understand the concept of “how many” because they hold the amount in their hands. Likewise, the children are able to perform the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division using concrete materials.
Information Technology (IT)
Information Technology is an important subject of study. At DMI, the student-teacher will learn the basics and how they can apply them in their environment.
Observation of children within the Montessori environment is an essential aspect of teacher training. It is only through the acquisition of excellent observation skills that the guide is able to properly assess each child and truly be “the dynamic link” between the child and the environment, knowing when to “kindle the flame of interest” and when to step back and allow the child to interact with the environment on his own.
During each term, specific days will be allocated for the student-teacher to visit the school for observation.
Apprenticeship is scheduled after the completion of all semesters, as per the requirement of the school.
On completion of the program, the student-teacher will have an understanding for creative and original thinking as well as synthesizing his or her learning across the Montessori curriculum.
Certified in Montessori and Early Childhood Education
Qualified to work in Educational Institutions.
Able to self-run a Montessori house of Children.
Able to understand child psychology and behaviour.
Able to gain an in-depth insight into the Montessori methodology and A better parent !
The Grandeur International
Joining Dots was the breakthrough in my life as early childhood educator. I had Rich experience of montessori training under the best mentors
Well structured, effective, excellent, practical, relevant and fully embedded with real life scenario curriculum.I Strongly recommend this course who wants to pursue career in Early education.
Dots Montessori is a gateway for grooming the young talents. The Montessori curriculum followed here best in class compared to the conventional curriculum