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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Catholic Charities Neighborhood Services, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience

Principles and Practices of Montessori Education

Location: 
Various child care facilities associated with the Caritas Training Center.
Length: 
Minimum 90 hours.
Dates: 
April 1996 - August 2005.*
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Students will be able to discuss the theoretical and philosophical foundations of early childhood curriculum development and their implementation in the early childhood classroom in a developmentally appropriate manner; organize and integrate the following curriculum areas into classroom practice: Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Art, and Music and Movement.

Instruction: 

The curriculum addresses how to engage children in developmentally appropriate ways with individual, small group, and whole group instruction and emphasizes how to manage the transition between activities. Language Arts: pre-writing exercises, language patterning sequence, visual discrimination, initial sounds, phonetic sounds, phonograms, grammar games, literature and poetry for young children; Math: 0 to 10 materials, teens, tens, and hundreds, decimal system, operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, and introduction to fractions; Science: health, nutrition, human body, solar system, rocks, plants, and animals; Social Studies: sensorial perception of the concept of time, basic human needs, vastness of history, sensorial age appropriate experience with maps, flags, landforms, habitats and cultures, child's body awareness and relationship to the world; Art: materials and media, i.e., crayon, pencil drawing, clay, water color, sculpture, etc.; Music and Movement: listening, following directions, appreciation, recognition, group participation in songs, movement games, instrument making, etc.

Credit recommendation: 
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 6 semester hours (3 in Mathematics/Language Arts, 1 in Science, 1 in Art/Music, and 1 in Social Studies) in Montessori Education (6/00) (11/11 revalidation). *NOTE: This course has been divided into two separate courses. Please refer to the exhibits for Math and Language for the Montessori Classroom and Cultural Studies for the Montessori Classroom.

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