Program

Our program is focused on the development of  your little ones. At 14 months old our children start in the Dolphin/Budgie room and most often leave us for Primary school at age 7 and a half.

We are excited to facilitate each stage, their growth makes us even more motivated each day.

We believe they deserve the very best and focus each day to make sure they have it.

Early Childhood

“When parents (and adults in general) become aware of the special advantage children have in possessing such absorbent minds, they will certainly collaborate more in helping them to use it as much as possible. The human being can be looked at in many ways but when we consider the beginning of life it is really surprising to discover how the developmental process is supported by continuous care…” Maria Montessori

  • Montessori Toddler –Dolphins & Budgies – Blue rooms

The toddler wants to be able to do things without assistance.  To foster independence, the children are encouraged to do as much as possible for themselves. Toddlers are capable of so much if we give them the time and patience necessary for them to accomplish tasks on their time schedule. Toddlers at LEMP are provided daily with opportunities to meet their physical, social and emotional needs independently with a minimum amount of adult intervention.  This is not to say that adult support is not given. The toddler teachers are ready to step in when the child needs help or encouragement. The curriculum includes activities that form the mathematical mind, activities that assist language development and lessons in grace and courtesy for social development.

  • Montessori Early Childhood -Starfish & Seahorse – Yellow rooms

Maria Montessori outlined various sensitive periods that take place over the course of each child’s development. During these periods of time, the child is especially interested in learning specific concepts and skills. At 2 years of age a special sense of order, a new capacity for deeper concentration, as well as improved coordination and strong independence are of special focus. This time is ideal to develop a child’s consistent academic experience in a Montessori school , as s/he is building the foundation for all her future learning and social experiences.

Montessori

Caterpillars and Butterflies, Tadpoles and Frogs, Bunnies & Rabbits – Purple ,Green & White Rooms

These are our beautiful 3 to 4 and a half year-old students. They are groups that continually delight our community with their wit, quick questions and kindness.

Dr. Montessori called this stage of childhood “The Social Embryonic stage”- where children are particularly aware and sensitive to the atmosphere, behavior and routines created by the environments around them. 

MORE THAN EVER THE CHILDREN WATCH THE ADULTS AND PEERS AROUND THEM FOR GOOD EXAMPLES OF MORALS, CULTURAL IDENTITY AND BEHAVIOUR.

Many aspects of the P,G & W Montessori classroom aid these attributes:

  1. Interaction: The environment creates an atmosphere where children learn to help and be helped by other children, because they interact consistently with children whose age and abilities are varied. Children gain an appreciation for their achievement and the accomplishments of others, and are naturally challenged by the achievements of others.
  2. Learning from Each Other: The slightly older children learn to be patient and tolerant, and serve as role models and teachers for the younger children. When an older child teaches a younger one, it reinforces previously learned concepts and is actually an aid in complete mastery of concepts. Younger children learn about courtesy, manners, and conflict resolution by watching the older children in the class.
  3. Work at Child’s Own Pace: Because teachers do not have to set the instruction pace by a whole group, each child is given the ability to learn at his or her own pace. This is a striking difference from traditional education, where everyone turns to page 33 of the book and stays there until every child understands the concept.
  4. Community: The children develop a strong sense of community and stability, with 1/3 of a class returning every year. This community aids the development of students as role models for one another. This aids to create a strong sense of empathy and social cohesion.

Montessori Plus

Inspired to bring Montessori Early Primary Schooling to Ghana, Little Explorers has adopted what is called Montessori Plus system.

It is still pure Montessori at heart, however it prepares the child to a swifter transition to a traditional primary school system.

The Montessori Plus system emerged in Indonesia in the nineties, where qualified and passionate Montessorians were faced with the difficulty of preparing their wards for the rigours of traditional primary schools.

Considering the shortage of Montessori schools in Ghana at primary level,  when moving to the last 2 classes at Little Explorers (Orange Rooms – Lions & Jaguars & Red Rooms – Cheetahs & Tigers), pupils are introduced to a hybrid system that combines Montessori to other systems of education. Teacher-led tasks are increased and time structures become more rigid, but Montessori equipment and spirit is still paramount in the classroom.