At Kidz Kampus, we have combined digital infrastructure with traditional Montessori tools to provide a stimulating learning environment. We use
Theme based activities using a specially designed book
Montessori training using Montessori equipment
One-to-one interactive tablet based learning with special learning apps (no internet access)
Group learning using a Digital Wall
This approach makes learning comprehensive, interactive and fun for the children.
We use theme based activities supported by a specially designed curriculum book. We have exclusive, detailed themes across several topics collated over years of experience and our Director's interaction with North American Montessori Centre, USA as well as Penn State University, USA.
Our montessori training is done in a specially equipped Montessori room, where in we take in maximum of 5 students at a time. This ensures a personalized one-to-one attention to children from the teacher and adequate space for the child to explore and learn. Our teachers are Montessori Certified.
We also have Digital Audio Visual training - both one-to-one and in Group. These Audio Visual trainings are done using Digital Infrastructure. We have a Digital Wall which is used for group learning. In this, we present a specially created Audio Video content and ask the entire class to interact with the content under teacher's guidance.
As part of Digital Audio Visual training, each child is given a separate tablet. So if there are 12 children in a class, the class is given 12 tablets. There is specially created Digital Audio Video content and tablet apps that is in alignment with Montessori and Theme based curriculum. This makes learning interactive and fun for kids.
So, if a child is learning color Pink, she will get a theme based activity on color Pink, she will get to choose color Pink in Montessori Room, she will get to participate in a large group activity on color Pink using our Digital Wall and she will work on an app on tablet to identify color Pink.
The KidzKampus Montessori curriculum focuses on five areas:
Practical life — Children learn how to tie their shoes and put on their coats, eat their own snacks and drinks, go to the bathroom without help, and clean up their ‘work’ after they have finished working.
Sensory awareness education — Exercises make sure children use all five senses to learn. For example, a child studying about smells,smells different kinds of smells and identifies them as strong/ mild and matches the similar smelling jars.
Language arts — Children are encouraged to express themselves verbally and are taught to trace and recognize letters as a precursor to learning reading, spelling, grammar, and handwriting skills.
Mathematics and geometry — Children learn about numbers through hands-on techniques using concrete materials, such as the golden beads that represent the hierarchy of the decimal system.
Cultural subjects — Children learn about other countries (geography), animals (zoology), time, history, music, movement, science, and art.
All the disciplines are tied together in complementary ways. Toys and other developmentally appropriate learning materials are laid out in the classroom so a child can see what her choices are and then pick a task — called "work" — according to her interests. Work options include books, puzzle games, art projects, toys that test spatial relations, and more. When they're done, children put their work back on the shelves and move on to something else. The daily schedule allows time for children to play alone or in groups.
Guides work with children as a group and one on one, but most of the interaction is among the children. In a Montessori school, teachers aren't the only instructors. Older kids often help younger ones learn how to master new skills. That's why each class usually includes children from a two- to three-year age span.