i Discover, aims to bring out the best in each child to fulfil their potential both in academic and social human terms. We follow the Montessori teaching method which has been proven highly successful all over the world with its capability in recognising the individual Childs development
Our classrooms have a free and independent approach towards the Child’s choice of learning. We aim to direct the Child’s choice towards their interested topic – which may be Practical life, Sensorial, Language and Literacy and Mathematics. In this way children learns to discipline themselves without too much adult interference. This results in child gaining tremendous confidence and independence.
The subjects we cover are, Practical life, Sensorial Education, Literacy Skills, Mathematics, History, Geography, Science, Dance, Drama and movement, Art and Craft, Singing, Music and Yoga . All these subjects are thought through specially designed materials which will stimulate their senses and imagination.
“ My aim is to work with today’s child. Teaching is ongoing, and I’m always learning. I feel in the field of education it is important to be updated with the system that works for the child of today. “
I am Upasana Prabhakar mother of two. I have a passion for care and education of children. Having completed my Post graduation in Education administration. I then successfully completed my Montessori Primary at Indian Montessori Training Centre and am currently pursuing a Management Programme for Women Entrepreneurs from the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. Also with ten years of experience in education and child care of various methodology of preschools. The best I fond is in Montessori method, which has been proven highly successful all over the world in its capability in recongnising the individual Child’s development.
Back in 2005 I was given an opportunity to work as a Admission counselor or in renowed preschool. It was a life changing experience as I found an environment where I was comfortable, motivated and I had the patience and personality to work with children. I spent the next 6 years employed in the facilitating children to developing Gross & Fine motor skills, organizing programs, training staff and learning the different interests and attention spans of various age groups.
I pride myself in making sure that our children understand our culture and vision, which sets us apart from others. Enthusiastic staff plus creative programming equals a truly memorable experience for each child.
On my new venture i Discover Academy has a very happy calm and purposeful environment in which there is no limit to expectation. I look forward to having an opportunity to show you around our beautiful campus and to discussing your hopes and plans for your child’s education.
Dr. Maria Montessori was born in Chiraville, Italy on 31st August 1870. In 1896 Madame Montessori became the first woman to graduate from the University of Rome Medical School and then she joined the staff of the University Psychiatric Clinic. She was also the first Lady Doctor to Graduate in those times. Being required to oversee children who were mentally retarded she became convinced that these children could learn if given the proper tools. She studied the work of Jean Itard and Eduardo Sequin-Pioneers in material based studies for the retarded children and started to design such tools for them. As director of the State Orthopedic School in 1889, she prepared teaching materials, made notes and observed them for two years. She was so surprised at how much these children could learn that she decided to devote her energies to education. She returned to University of Rome to study philosophy, psychology and anthropology. In 1907 a group of construction Engineers requested Madame Montessori to help manage the children of the labors so that the parents could go to work in peace and this resulted in “Casa- De- Bambini” i.e. “House Of Children”. She offered these children specially designed materials and was delighted with their response to the sensorial materials, the child-sized furniture and eagerness to learn. In response to the requests she taught reading and writing. She made sandpaper letters for them to trace and when they discovered the relationship of letters, sounds, writing and words to reading; they become even more excited about learning. Maria Montessori travelled all the way to India and was very touched by the intimacy of the Mother and child relationship in Indian Society. She trained educators and supported the development of Montessori schools in many regions. From then her theories have played an important role in child’s development in educational field and today her theories have withstood the test of time as current research continue to confirm many of the concepts and ideas initiated by this visionary leader.
Through the use of the Montessori Materials, your child will quickly become an independent learner and will therefore be able to develop at their own pace following their inborn motivation. They are designed to encourage your child to explore, experiment and discover their creativity. Even the earliest activities start your child on their path to literacy and numeracy. The cultural and aesthetic subjects are also important, providing both breadth and depth to his learning.
This is achieved through providing a secure, calm ordered environment with a happy family atmosphere where your child's rights and individuality are respected. Learning is not imposed; rather your child is guided within a carefully structured environment rich with learning opportunities.
The Montessori materials and the structure of the day help your child to develop independence, confidence, self-control and respect for their environment and others. Multi-cultural issues are an important feature of the curriculum.
Your child learns primarily by 'doing'. The early materials in particular encourage your child to become dextrous, develop hand/eye coordination and concentration. Other activities refine gross motor skills such as Physical Education, Dance, Body Movement and Yoga.
I am Ekta Chaudhary, have been born and brought up in Delhi. I had most of my education in Delhi. My dad is from the Indian Navy and being brought up in a services family instilled lot of discipline during my growing years. My dad always said " If you want people to respect you, first you must respect yourself". It is with respect and dignity that I gathered academic accolades while setting a career goal for myself.
I found that I had a natural gift of god, being loved by children while I myself enjoyed their presence. I decided to follow my passion to care, love and serve the children. I started my journey with KIDZEE as a Play group Teacher. After I got married, as any Indian housewife, had to make sacrifices by putting on priority husband's career and children's upbringing. Looking back feel proud that these sacrifices have been worthwhile. Now my child is quite independent and my husband is very supportive towards my career goals.
After my relocation to Bangalore, the passion within me to be with children and teach was rekindled and thus started my career with i Discover Montessori school. i Discover also helped me discover benefits of the Montessori methodologies. The Montessori environment in stills self-discipline in a child and lays emphasis on cognitive and social development. A child learning in this environment discovers own concepts through self- learning material. These features encouraged me to learn and discover unique methods to engage and help children learn and grow. My Montessori training from Indian Montessori Training Centre (IMTC) reinforced my skills and significantly enhanced my abilities as a trainer for adults. As a School Headmistress, I enjoy working with the teams in this highly cohesive and inclusive environment. We together strive to make learning a great experience for the young children.
The staff of any preschool program is the foundation of the school. We are proud of our staff and their dedication to the Montessori philosophy and the field of early childhood education. In addition to their college education, all of our teachers at i Discover Montessori are Certified Montessori Teachers. Through continued education and in-service training, our staff stays abreast of current developments in the field and brings these fresh and innovative ideas to the classroom.
So what should you see as you step through the classroom door?
All the activities should be within reach and freely available to your child. They should be set out in a pattern to lead the young child from the simple short activities to those that are more challenging for the more mature child. Our outdoor environment is as important as indoors and your child is able to spend a considerable time each session, irrespective of the season, exploring a great variety of planned and unplanned activities.
Your child will be busy selecting work of their choice and suitable to their particular level of learning. They will
take their work to a space - be it table or floor- use it and then return it to the exact same spot, ready for the next
child to use.
There is a wonderful peace and quietness throughout the classroom brought about through concentration on the task in hand. Many of the early exercises use objects often found around the home, such as small jugs for the ever popular pouring activities; dusting and polishing exercises; folding and buttoning activities to name just a few. These are designed to teach the children life skills, increase their dexterity and concentration and, as the children are familiar with the objects used, will help to make a smooth transition from home to school. As your child gets older they will be introduced to the Montessori Materials specifically designed to help develop their sensory awareness and his ability to make fine discrimination in size, shape and colour for example. These are later followed by materials ingeniously designed to develop the child's concrete understanding of Language and Maths and all the other areas of the curriculum & all the materials are in reach of the child. When reintroduced to these concepts in their primary school, this physical understanding will be invaluable to him.
Each day your child will be involved in one or more group activities. Group work is considered important especially in developing social skills and is used particularly when teaching the cultural subjects, art and craft, drama, music, games, cooking and role-play activities. A period of free play (a time when much learning also takes place) is incorporated into each day.
Your child is ready for collection and yet often tells you nothing, or very little, about his day! But in time you should notice differences, perhaps subtle, perhaps very obvious that will tell you that the magic of Montessori is working.