Choosing a school for your child is one of the most significant decisions every concerned parent makes. It is therefore our pleasure to assist you in making a wise choice by having a better understanding of the Montessori Method of Education and the vision and mission of Cornerstone Montessori Schools.
One of our major concerns is to support the young child in his growth so, in addition to preparing an ideal environment for his absorbent mind and sensitive periods, every child is motivated and encouraged by caring and supportive adults to develop his social skills and imbibe positive values. We respect and value the child as an individual and help him to succeed, not by pushing him by following him to learn at his own pace.
Children learn through play in a favourable, loving and caring environment. Real objects are readily available for them to see, hear, touch and manipulate to enhance learning through their senses. Supportive adults who respect the children as individuals use language with them appropriately and consistently in order to stimulate their language development.
In the toddler class, children from 18 months to 3 years are grouped together to develop basic skills and familiarize themselves with the rudiments of all areas of the Montessori curriculum. This is achieved through the prepared environment designed for the age group.
In the Nursery class, children aged 3-5 years are grouped together. Mixed age-grouping is ideal; as older children become role models to the younger ones while the younger ones learn a lot from the older ones. They flow into one another (osmosis). Also known as vertical grouping, this arrangement helps children to develop their independence, self-confidence, self-esteem and also respect for the rights of others.
Our primary curriculum is a blend of the Nigerian and British Curricula which are further enriched with aspects of the Montessori curriculum. Ours is a world of CREATIVITY AND EXCELLENCE.
Our preschool is basically Montessori and we strictly FOLLOW THE CHILD. This section of the school is made up of the crèche, the toddler community and the Montessori nursery. At Cornerstone Montessori Schools, following the child is non-negotiable.