Kotwal’s Montessori & Pre-Primary School is synonymous with Marrredpalli. We are the oldest school in Secunderabad and have been in Marredpalli since 1952.
We are the only school in the twin cites that offer both Montessori & Non-Montessori curriculum under one roof.
Reggio Emillo and Dr Maria Montessori both belonged to Italy and were of the same era though diametrically opposite in their approach. The KMPPS approach is an amalgamation of two time-tested and new era academic constellations which is a combination of the 3Rs (reading, writing, and Arithmetic) and web-based education. Our hybrid program addresses the new generation of hyper-dynamic and multifaceted, hungry for challenges children.
Basic Tenet of Kotwal’s Montessori & Pre-Primary School
- Amalgamating the best of yesteryears and the needs of today’s e-existence.
Goals of Kotwal’s Montessori & Pre-Primary School
- Creating a difference in the early years learning educational environment.
- Shaping futures with an excellency in diversity.
Our years of experience & expertise speak for themselves.
“Never let a child risk failure until he/she has a reasonable chance of success.”
-Dr . Maria Montessori
Dr. Maria Montessori an Italian physician designed a seamless, well-structured scientific and humanistic teaching approach based on years of research and observation. about how children learn. The Montessori program is based on self-direction, non-competitive and cooperative activities that help a child develop a strong self-image, high levels of cooperatives, high level of academic and social competency, and the confidence to face challenges with optimism. Encouraged to make decisions at an early age, children are cultivated to be: problem solvers who can make appropriate choices, accomplished time managers and skilled to work well with others. They are competent and confident to exchange their ideas and discuss work freely. These positive communication skills build the foundation for negotiating new settings.
Basic Tenet of Montessori Education
A child learns best in an enriched, supportive environment through exploration, discovery and creativity with the guidance and encouragement of a trained and caring staff.
Goals of Montessori Education
To cultivate each child’s natural desire to learn, acquire and master skills, learn responsibility and cooperation and foster strong, positive feelings about oneself.
Loris Malaguzzi (1920-1994) founded the ‘Reggio Emilia’ approach at a city in northern Italy called Reggio Emilia. According to this approach the child is competent, resourceful, curious, imaginative, inventive and possess a desire to interact and communicate with others.
The aim of the Reggio approach is to promote children’s education through the development of all their languages: expressive, communicative, symbolic, cognitive, ethical, metaphorical, logical, imaginative and relational.
- Children construct their own learning experiences.
- Through their interaction with others children form an understanding of themselves, and their environment.
- Children are communicators and use language to investigate and explore.
- Children require open space free from clutter to engage in reflective thinking.
- The role of the teacher is that of a mentor and guide.
- The emphasis is based on documenting child’s thoughts.
Children use a hundred languages (different ways, e.g. art, drama, music, etc. of demonstrating their understanding of learning).There are no planned activities or pre-designed teaching material; instead Emergent Curriculum is used wherein teachers plan activities, studies and long term projects in the classroom /based on their observations. Teachers use their interpretations, intentions and goals (social, emotional and academic) to make choices that they share with children. Learning is a spiraling progression and not a linear process.Projects provide the backbone of the children’s and teachers’ learning experiences. Learning by doing is emphasized.
Basic Tenet of Reggio Emilia
The environment is the third teacher: The environment is recognized for its potential to inspire children who are capable of constructing their own learning driven by their interest to understand and know more.
Goal of Reggio Emilia
To encourage children to form an understanding of themselves and their place in the world through their interaction with other.