Veda Montessori initially known as International Montessori Classes an after school program was initiated by Ms. Khyati Vyas an AMI teacher who introduced Ms. Khushbu Parikh to this organisation, being an early childhood educator and a certified Montessori directress, her interest and passion to propel in the field of education is evident with the constant up gradation happening at the classes. Veda Montessori is owned and administered by Ms. Khushbu Parikh. Her young daughter who goes to a Montessori school and immense love for children inspired her to create a prepared environment to facilitate the overall growth of the child in terms of physical, social, emotional and intellectual development. It was her dream to mould young children by supplying them with appropriate material and space and Veda Montessori is that dream come true!
“Free the child’s potential and you will transform him into the world” -Dr. Maria Montessori
Dr. Maria Montessori was an Italian physician, educator and innovator acclaimed for her educational method that builds on the way children naturally learn.
Dr. Maria Montessori’s Pedagogy:
Montessori method of education developed by Dr. Maria Montessori is a child centred educational approach based on scientific observations of children from birth to adulthood. Dr. Maria Montessori’s methodology has been time tested, with over 100 years of success in diverse cultures throughout the world. Dr. Maria Montessori’s whole approach to education was in the spirit of constant experimentation based on the observation of the child. One of Montessori’s primary goals was to promote the development of social skills, emotional growth, and cognitive preparation so every child could fulfill their utmost potential. She believed that the potential of the child is not just mental, but is revealed only when the complete “Montessori Method” is understood and followed. The child’s choice, practical work, care of others and the environment, and above all the high levels of concentration reached when work is respected and not interrupted, reveal a human being that is superior not only academically, but emotionally and spiritually, a child who cares deeply about other people and the world, and who works to discover a unique and individual way to contribute.
This is the essence of real “Montessori” work today.
Veda Montessori has been tastefully designed under the guidance of certified Montessori directress and was obliged by the kind gesture of Ms.Vibhuti Jain. (Consultant). Ms.Beena Parekh (principal of Harmony school) and Ms.Ami Bhuta (vice principal of Harmony school) for giving inputs and suggestions to build this well prepared child centric environment.
Here the walls are painted in neutral shade, low shelves, closets, customised child sized tables and chairs and carefully chosen Montessori equipment are beneficial for learning. The entire classroom is designed with simplicity and order which facilitate the child to function independently .The air conditioned classes at Veda Montessori consider the child’s safety and security as the have the first aid kit, fire extinguisher and cctv cameras installed in the classroom. It has a child friendly washroom and wash basin. Above all Veda Montessori provides a clean and hygienic environment to stimulate the child’s learning experience. The outdoor environment has a slide, a tunnel, a wagon, a rope to jump in and out and is also planned carefully to allow space for running, sitting and planting. The outdoor area is monitored and kept clean at all times by the care giver. Thus Veda Montessori is designed and planned to provide a wholesome environment keeping in mind the physical, social and cognitive needs of the children.