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THE MDM PROGRAM
MDM offers an excellent introduction to the Montessori approach in educating children. The Montessori methodology, an internationally acclaimed curriculum which spans more than a century, was scientifically devised and tested by Maria Montessori – first Italian lady physician, educator, psychologist, humanitarian, and Nobel Prize nominee. The system satisfies your child’s needs during his most “sensitive periods”, critical periods when your child’s mind is at its most absorbent stage. Thus, fully equipped, the child’s transition to the next planes of development is smooth and unhampered.
Montessori De Manila integrates principles espoused by Dr. Montessori, offering the following features:
Practical Life Area – enables the child to develop coordination, independence, increased concentration, the ability to do tasks to completion and organization leading to a well-ordered mind.
a. Care of Self
b. Care of Environment – Indoor and Outdoor
c. Social Graces
d. Control and Refinement of Movement
Sensorial Area – opens up the child’s vista to really “pay attention” and maximize the use of all his senses, an essential secret of the Montessori experience, for better acquisition of knowledge.
Mathematics / Geometry Area – provides intriguing hands-on approach to making concepts concrete and tangible, leading to the mind’s grasp of abstraction.
Progressive Numeration & Linear Counting
Static & Dynamic Operations
Study of Lines, Polygons, Circles and Solids
The Laws of Exponents
The Pythagorean Theorem
The Trigonometry Ratio
e. Business Mathematics
h. Recording Exercises
Language / Communication Arts Area – interwoven with all others, this empowers the child to learn extensive vocabulary, spell, write articulately, love to read, compose and communicate thoughts, study grammar and sentence analysis, and use materials for pleasure and research the Montessori way.
a. Vocabulary Expansion
b. Oral Expression & Communication Skills
c. Writing – Content & Skill
d. Reading & Comprehension
e. Literary Appreciation
g. Recording Exercises
Cultural Arts Area / Language Extensions (Extention of the First 4 Areas) – an exposition of pulsating with life: world cultures, global events and human development, flora and fauna, the engaging realm of science, as well as art and music culture.
a. History & Geography (The World)
b. Biology: Botany (The World of Plants)
Zoology (The World of Animals)
c. Science (Earth & Geology, Ecology, Physics, Chemistry, Astronomy, Cosmology, etc.)
e. Art (Vocational Arts / Work Education, Crafts, etc.)
a. Values Education
b. Information Technology / Computer Education
c. Movement Education / Physical Education
d. Clubs / Organizations (i.e. Student Council, Journalism, Performing Arts, Art, Sports, Glee, Math and Science, Game Bowl, Teatro Galak, Home Industrialist, Dance, Chess, etc.)