Daystar Academy offers a Montessori program for students aged 3-6 years old. Children receive daily lessons from highly experienced Montessori teachers in one of the areas of the classroom–Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Mathematics, Culture–with morning instruction in English and afternoons in Chinese. These lessons are typically delivered one-to-one or in small groups.
Our Montessori Program
The Montessori method was created by Dr. Maria Montessori, an Italian pediatrician and visionary educator who believed that when children have the freedom to choose their own learning activities, they become confident, curious, and creative. More than 100 years after its creation, Montessori education is still highly sought after.
With a rich, colorful learning environment, Daystar's approach to bilingual Montessori education connects subjects and integrates themes. The three-year cycle of in-depth instruction lays a solid foundation for further learning, and helps children develop a keen understanding of themselves and their environment.
We regularly assess students' progress and allow each child to progress at their own pace. With individualized teaching plans and careful progress tracking, every student is challenged and supported as they complete their syllabus.
In Our Montessori Class:
· Children manage their own community, developing independence and self-discipline
· Children are respected and given appropriate freedom to develop their concentration skills, work ethic, and ideas
· Operating within basic ground rules, children are free to choose their own activities and to work for as long as they want
Montessori's curriculum has flexibility and expansibility, which provides a good development space for stimulating each child's imagination, creativity and personality development.
In addition to Montessori classes, Daystar students enjoy Physical Education, Performing Arts, and Library.
The Montessori Environment
The thoughtful design of Montessori classroom provides children with experiences that develop a wide range of academic and practical skills, from dressing independently to multiplying multi-digit numbers to collaborative problem-solving.
The classroom is organized around five functional areas: language, sensorial, mathematics, cultural, and practical life. Students are free to choose their activities, and so learn to make choices based on their interests available resources. Some children naturally choose to work with others, while others prefer individual activities. As children mature, the curriculum emphasizes group teaching and collaborative activities.