Avoca Montes­sori School

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AVOCA Montes­sori School is a qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion­ally based pre-school, es­tab­lished since 2005. Lor­raine McCon­nell ex­plains that, ‘as an ed­u­ca­tional ap­proach, the Montes­sori fo­cus is on the in­di­vid­u­al­ity of each child in re­spect of their needs or tal­ents. Our goal is to help the child main­tain their nat­u­ral joy of learn­ing.

The Montes­sori en­vi­ron­ment con­tains spe­cially de­signed, ma­nip­u­la­tive "ma­te­rial for de­vel­op­ment" which in­vite chil­dren to en­gage in learn­ing ac­tiv­i­ties of their own in­di­vid­ual choice. Un­der the guid­ance of a trained teacher, chil­dren in a Montes­sori class­room learn by mak­ing dis­cov­er­ies with the ma­te­ri­als, cul­ti­vat­ing con­cen­tra­tion, mo­ti­va­tion, self-dis­ci­pline and a love of learn­ing.

In the calm, or­dered space of the Montes­sori pre­pared en­vi­ron­ment, chil­dren work on ac­tiv­i­ties of their own choice at their own pace. They ex­pe­ri­ence a blend of free­dom and self-dis­ci­pline in a place spe­cially de­signed to meet their de­vel­op­men­tal needs.

The Montes­sori Method teaches a be­lief in the “ab­sorbent mind” that chil­dren from birth to around age 6 pos­sess lim­it­less mo­ti­va­tion to achieve com­pe­tence within their en­vi­ron­ment and to per­fect skills and un­der­stand­ings.

We aim to pro­vide a rich ed­u­ca­tional ex­pe­ri­ence for all our pupils in our beau­ti­ful pur­pose-built Montes­sori class­rooms. The chil­dren are gen­tly guided through a host of sub­jects us­ing the Montes­sori ma­te­ri­als.

The con­crete ma­te­ri­als give the child great confi- dence and a sound un­der­stand­ing of the sub­ject mat­ter. The chil­dren are en­cour­aged to work at their own pace.

All as­pects of the pro­gramme are child-cen­tered, fun and ap­pro­pri­ate to their abil­i­ties. We op­er­ate two morn­ing classes and one af­ter­noon class per day Mon – Fri.

Reg­is­tered with ECCE Scheme – Free Places

The School is sit­u­ated in Avoca Wood and is one kilo­me­tre out­side Avoca Vil­lage, ide­ally lo­cated to serve Avoca and the sur­round­ing ar­eas.

• En­rolling now for Sum­mer Camp in July

• Last places re­main­ing for Septem­ber 2011 • C.V.’s wel­come For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion please con­tact Lor­raine 087 2235 255.

The out­door play fa­cil­i­ties at Daddy Day­care.

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