Research has shown that the best predictor of future success is a positive sense of self-esteem. Montessori programs, based on self-directed, non-competitive activities, help children develop strong self-images and confidence to face challenges and change with optimism.
Montessori emphasizes learning through all five senses, not just through listening, watching, or reading. Children in Montessori classes learn at their own, individual pace and according to their own choice of activities from hundreds of possibilities. Learning is an exciting process of discovery, leading to concentration, motivation, self-discipline, and a love of learning. Montessori classes place children in three-year age groups, forming communities in which the older children spontaneously share their knowledge with the younger ones. Montessori represents an entirely different approach to education. A convenient comparison chart for the Montessori approach versus traditional education is available below.
|Textbooks, pencil and paper, worksheets and dittos||Prepared kinesthetic materials with incorporated control of error, specially developed reference materials|
|Working and learning without emphasis on social development||Working and learning matched to the social development of the child|
|Narrow, unit-driven curriculum||Unified, internationally developed curriculum|
|Individual subjects||Integrated subjects and learning based on developmental psychology|
|Block time, period lessons||Uninterrupted work cycles|
|Single-graded classrooms||Multi-age classrooms|
|Students passive, quiet, in desks||Students active, talking, with periods of spontaneous quiet, freedom to move|
|Students fit mold of school||School meets needs of students|
|Students leave for special help||Special help comes to students|
|Product-focused report cards||Process-focused assessment, skills checklists, mastery benchmarks|
Indonesia Montessori Children’s is a preschool and kindergarten founded on the principles developed by Dr. Maria Montessori in her lifelong study of how children learn.
Mrs Turisina Ramli, MBA, Int’dipl.Montessori, CIDTT and partners founded Indonesia Montessori in June 2004. The school opened with one classrooms and approximately 10 children.
The first Head Directress was Mrs. Rita Amaliani SE who who served until 2007. Mrs Fauziah Rusdi S.Sos. assumed the position of vice Principal till 2010 and today Ms. Niken Bayusanti SPd become the head of the school.
Steady growth in enrollment has occurred since 2005, and additional classrooms were added.
Today, the MCH staff comprises of a team of 12 dedicated teachers, many of whom have worked here for over 6 years.
Indonesia Montessori get Accreditation (A+) from Ministry of Education in 2008 and listed as the best 10 preschool in South Jakarta.
Currently we have moved to 3 storey building at Jl. Utan Kayu No. 20, Jakarta Timur 13120. And yet we also open another school at : Jl. Pondok Gading Utama Blok B No. 83, Kelapa Gading Jakarta Utara.