Bringing the Montessori Approach to your Early Years Practice

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Taylor & Francis, May 25, 2010 - Education - 114 pages
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This easy-to-read series provides an introduction to some of the most important early years philosophies and shows how they can be incorporated into your setting.

Each book provides:

  • an outline of the background to the approach
  • clear explanations of the relevance to contemporary thinking
  • suggestions to help you to plan a successful learning environment
  • examples of what the individual approach can look like in practice.

These convenient guides are essential to early years practitioners, students and parents who wish to fully understand what each approach means to their setting and children.

Have you ever wondered what the Montessori approach is all about and how it can be used to benefit the young children in your setting?

In this book Barbara Isaacs explains how the Montessori approach works and provides examples from schools and nurseries implementing Montessori principles. It includes guidance on planning and assessment methods and practical activities for practitioners to try.

This new edition has been fully updated to include:

  • the role of the Montessori practitioner 
  • an explanation of Montessori classroom management
  • links to the key commitments of the EYFS and what they mean in Montessori settings
  • examples to show how the six areas of learning and development in the EYFS are supported by Montessori learning materials.

This convenient guide will help early years practitioners, students and parents to really understand what the Montessori approach means to their setting and children.

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About the author (2010)

Barbara Isaacs is Academic Director at Montessori Centre International.

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