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About Maria Montessori, Montessori Method, setting up a Montessori Coop, Montessori Coop Istanbul

About Maria Montessori, Montessori Method, setting up a Montessori Coop, Montessori Coop Istanbul

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  • 2. We are a parent initiated education coop with a Montessori approach What is The Montessori Coop Istanbul? Montessori Coop is an independent family-led preschool cooperative in Istanbul to raise and help raise self-sufficient/respecting/actualizing children Montessori Coop was started off in 2012 as a rotational play group between three like-minded families in Istanbul, looking for alternative education options for their children. The primary mission of the cooperative is to provide a meaningful and stimulating experience for our own children, nurture their sense of wonder and discovery, and help them build a foundation for lifelong learning. Through the cooperative, we also hope to establish an affordable model for early childhood education in Turkey, that can be replicated by parents in other parts of the country.
  • 3. Montessori Coop’s mission is to provide a meaningful and stimulating school experience for children and their families. By forming a cooperative partnership between committed, caring teachers and involved, loving parents, we strive to create an environment in which open communication and mutual respect for one another are highly valued, and children, families and teachers feel at ease. We foster a sense of community and cooperative spirit in a safe and nurturing environment, enabling children to grow socially in friendships with children and adults. We are committed to the understanding that children learn through play, “nurturing the roots of trust, empathy, caring and sharing.” In this way, we build a foundation for life-long learning and a continuing sense of wonder and discovery. Our Mission
  • 4. To develop the whole child cognitively, creatively, emotionally, and socially by creating an authentic Montessori prepared learning environment, one that: • Is multi-cultural and non-denominational • is safe and nurturing • allows children to reach their full potential • embodies the spirit of caring and compassion through helping others • cultivates a life-long love of learning by supporting children in learning how to learn. Our Vision
  • 5. Hannah Baynham Teacher in Montessori schools in London and Hong Kong. Ran a Montessori school in India. 7+ years of teaching experience Early Childhood Education International Montessori Diploma from Montessori Centre International (MCI) in London A qualified Montessori Teacher Trainer with MCI London.
  • 6. • Child centered • Child friendly environment • Individual lesson plans • Older children are mentors to younger children (Vertical Grouping) • Encourages creativity • Promotes peace and respect • Promotes freedom of choice and independence Montessori Education Is
  • 7. Montessori Education encourages children to • Make their own choices • Self-correct their mistakes • Communicate their feelings • Feel a sense of belonging within a community. • Practice grace and courtesy Independence and Confidence
  • 8. Dr. Maria Montessori (1870-1952)
  • 9. The Montessori Curriculum Practical Life Sensorial Language Mathmetics Culture Creativity Outdoor Classroom
  • 10. Practical Life
  • 11. Sensorial
  • 12. Language
  • 13. Mathematics
  • 14. Culture
  • 15. Creativity
  • 16. The Outdoor Classroom Tibetan Children doing Montessori Outdoors in India Tibetan Children doing Montessori Outdoors in Tibet
  • 17. Montessori Materials Montessori Coop is starting with an initial set of Montessori Materials, ordered 80% from Nienhuis Company from Netherlands and remainder from their subcontractors
  • 18. Casa di Bambini Class (Ages 2-6 years) 8:30-9:30 Arrival and settling in time 9:30-12:30 Montessori Work Cycle 12:30 Half day dismissal / Lunch 13:00-14:30 Nap time or free play 14:30-16:00 Activity time: nature walks, yoga, role play, art, water play, P.E, cooking, music, story time 16:00-18:00 Free play and pick up Montessori Class Timetable The minimum age for enrolment is 24 months for academic year 2013-2014.
  • 19. Famous Montessorians
  • 20. • The School program calendar, noting holidays, parent conference days, closed days, and so forth, is located on a Google calendar and shared at The calendar is updated periodically and parents are encouraged to check the website regularly. • School is in session from September 16 2013 – June 13 2014 for the academic year . • We observe the following holidays: • Eid (Kurban Bayramı): Oct 15-18 2013 (1 week off in October) • Christmas: 2 weeks Dec 18 2013 -Jan 1 2014 (2 weeks for Christmas) • Easter: 1 week April 18-25 2014 (1 week off in Easter) • as well as all Turkish national holidays. • Please check the Montessori Coop calendar online for specific meetings, social events , parent conferences and the holiday scheulde. School Calendar
  • 21. A Parent-initated and led cooperative We expect a fair degree of involvement by the parents. It is understood by all parents joining the cooperative that they jointly shape the experience in the Coop. As a parent, your main obligations in joining the cooperative include the following: 1. Parent Volunteer Time with Children: 3 hours commitment once every month by each parent pair. 2. Parent Committee Involvement: Each parent at the school is required to serve on either the steering committee and/or one of the parent activity committees. 3. Tuition Payment Parent Involvement in the Cooperative
  • 22. Parent Committees Montessori Coop Parent Commitees (each parent signs up for at least 1 committee) 1. Enrollment /PR/Communications Committee: Responsible for public relations/communication with the greater community to publicize certain special or annually occurring LNS events three to four times per year. 2. Nutrition and Food Committee : Is responsible for the the monthly lunch and snack calendar for the Coop. 3. Social & Welcoming Committee : Works closely with Director to plan and execute seminars and welcoming events. 4. Maintenance and Gardening Committee : Helps with maintenance projects that arise throughout the year. 5. Learning Materials & Supplies Committee : Organizes the purchase and arrival of all Montessori learning materials,as well as other art/and learning supplies for the Coop.
  • 23. Info & Contact For further questions, enrolment or to follow us: e-mail: