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Old 16.01.2012, 17:22
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Montessori school

Hi All,

Not sure if what I am looking exist in CH however...My son is 22mnths and once he is two-ish I would like to send him to a Montessori school for 1 day a week just to get him used to the social side of things. Everything I have seen so far is for 3yrs and older.

If anyone knows of something similar in the Baden or Bremgarten area (or around) then please drop me a PM.

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Ali
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Re: Montessori school

As almost always Google is your friend.
Here is the list of the Montessori schools in Switzerland:
http://www.montessori-ams.ch/m_einrichtungen_3-6.html

and there the one of the much more common Steiner schools:
http://www.steinerschule.ch/standorte-vorschulangebot/
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Re: Montessori school

Hi Ali,

The links from the previous replier should give you schools to check out int
the german part of Switzerland where you're probably looking.

here's one thing I wanted to point out to you:

"why only one day a week"?

if you're familiat with the montessori approach it becomes evident that
it's not an hardly pushed academic program where kids ar filled with
facts and figures. but rather a gentle way to develop their natual
potential to the fullest.

I don't even know if a school would take your child for only a day but
you could do 3 half days at the minimum I would think. We have found
that it is a bit too disruptive if a chld goes only one day a week. They
will take longer to get aclimated. of course a great deal depends on the
school and the child. But in essence you should have your child potty trained
by the time they go to school.

Here: http://montessorimadeeasy.com you can download a book on how
to pick your Montessori school. This teacher, Isabelle Etter works at a brand
new and beautiful bilingual (french & english) Montessori school in Rolle,
near the lake Geneva (ch-montessori.ch)

Hope this helps and thanks for considering Montessori for your child.

Warmest regards,

Yves Baggi
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Old 18.01.2012, 16:54
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Re: Montessori school

I coordinate a Montessori 0-3 programme. I am one of the very rare people in Switzerland who actually hold a Montessori diploma specifically for 0-3.

3 years is a good time to start a proper 'preschool' programme. I would not recommend putting your child in care 1 day a week 'to get them used to it' - it doesn't make them develop any faster...the vast majority of kids are absolutely fine with preschool at 3, but not at 2.5. It's just about developmental readiness for the bigger social group, independence, being able to speak for yourself.

I would suggest instead that you find a good babysitter, playgroup or other friends with children of a similar age to spend social time with. If you need a break from your child, it may be better to have a babysitter for a few hours, 2-3 times a week.
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Re: Montessori school

Swisspeas

Would you be interested in hopping on a phone line or webinar to talk
about specific benefits Montessori can offer to 0-3 yr olds?

don't know how to message you on this forum, just joined but if you
can please do.

Thanks

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