Toddlers

The child is both a hope and a promise for mankind.

Dr. Maria Montessori

Help Me to Do It Myself

Help me to do it myself. Тhe child is assisted in his quest for independence. Your child learns a set of concrete life skills and self confidence. The order and routine is highly important because give opportunity the child to adjust to the environment, understand the world and establish a sense of self and later on – an internal order. Children develop a wide range of motor control and eye-hand coordination through the use of attractive, scientifically designed materials. Special attention is paid to the development of the hand and proper pincer grip.

Not a classroom, a community

The room looks like a cozy home, shrunk to the size of a very young child. One child may be helping another to dress, a little group may be singing together with an adult while someone else scrubs a table. The respect and trust given to the children in a constructive atmosphere is naturally reflected by little children interested in what they are doing. Over time a group of little ones becomes a community. Our children grow together into a caring community. When they work, learn and grow together, the children learn much more than any of them could learn alone.

A Cozy Environment

This classroom provides a carefully prepared environment where children experience living in a community and participating in activities that support age appropriate development. The cozy environment is prepared so that it encourages activities that foster independence and support language, motor development and “I can” positive self-image. Your child paints, cooks, waters the garden, sings songs with friends and plays with materials that develop fine and gross motor coordination.

Absorbing Language

New language is learned through the use of stories, books, songs, picture cards, and conversations with other children and adults. Both Dr. Montessori’s observations and today’s brain imaging show that the young child’s brain has enormous potential and promise. Within their first six years, children develop from having no verbal language to fluency in their native language. The toddler environment supports this tremendous growth through the use of language nomenclature cards, books and spoken vocabulary enrichment exercises. Child absorbs the surrounding and spontaneously can learn to speak more than one language.

Freedom of Movement

This is a time that the child is absorbed in the control and refinement of movement and with the development of language. Gross and fine motor skills develop competence, self-esteem and independence. Our environment is designed to meet his needs for love, order and as much independence as he can handle at any given time. It responds to the children’s physical needs and their love of movement.

First Friends

Making first friends and learning how to function within a community is a life shaping experience for your child. Your child emerges with strong friendships that will continue as she moves through the rest of the programs at Otkrivatel.

A Joyful Experience towards Independence

“One test of the correctness of the educational procedure is the happiness of the child,” says Maria Montessori. The toddler is given opportunities to explore their independence and connection to the world using their extraordinary capacity for learning. New parents are often surprised to see the peaceful tone of our toddler classroom and the joyful and engaged little children. The calm atmosphere and lack of distraction helps the child to develop impulse control and concentration, planting the seeds for learning in this classroom and beyond.

Exploration

To be a toddler is to be curious. There are so many things to see, touch, hear, feel and do in the classroom! We know that nothing is processed through the intellect that does not come through the senses. Patterns and repetition tendency play significant role for stimulating the brain cells development. We assist your child for training the senses during the most formative years for being excelled later through education of specific skills. Your child develops the belief that she can choose to make a genuine impact on her world.

Ready to Move Up

Sometime around 3 years of age, your child’s language skills will develop rapidly; he will express a growing confidence in independence and a keen interest in broader concepts; he will want to know what lies outside of the Toddler Classroom. At this point, he is ready to move up to the Primary Classroom, for children from the ages of 3 to 6.

Dani is extremely independent, We got rid of the diaperf in two days. I can surely say theat Otkrivatel was the best choice for Dani’s development. Thank you so much to the entire team!

A mother

At Otkrivatel Children’s House and more specifically the Toddlers community we not only found а good relationship, but also real friends! It is very important for us for Silvia to receive individualised approach that will support her in her development in the best way possible. Silva is very happy to attend the Children’s House, she develops new skills and is able to transfer her knowledge at home. The Montessori Method develops the child’s independence and is based on the child’s plane of development, it supports the willingness and creativity of the child. The child has the freedom to choose the materials they want to work and experiment with. The Children’s House has a fantastic backyard with slides and swings, where the children not only have fun, but also plant flowers and other plants, take care of them and observe them growing. Polite, calm and attentive – the guides are always next to them to help them do the work themselves! They are the same way with us – they take time to guide us and give us advise on how to understand our child and support them to develop their full potential. Thank you!

Pavela and Phillip – Parents of Silva Krasini, 2yrs 7 months

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We invite you to visit us and meet our team before submitting your Registration for enrolment.

Annual tuitions for School year 2022- 2023

All prices are in euro

Toddlers’ Community (14 months – 3 years)

School year: 1 Sept – 31 July Annual
5 days a week including afternoon snack (8:00 – 4:00pm) 5 900
5 afternoons a week extended day (4:00 – 5:00pm) 450
5 afternoons a week extended day (4:00 – 6:00pm) 950
Kiddie menu (4 Meals) 1 100

These are annual tuitions in term of one time payment.

For the convenience of our families, the annual tuition can be divided into 2 or 11 equal instalments.

The tuition is described in details in the Education contract and can be paid within the following schedule opportunities:

One payment

1st June for the upcoming school year

Two equal installments

1st June and 1st September

11 equal instalments

September – July

According to the payments schedule, selected by the family, all fees must be received on time.

Our families could benefit from Kiddie menu, School bus and Clubs/Extra Classes, Extended day, which require extra fee payable on a school term or school year. All tuitions are fixed through the school year.

It is our privilege to provide our families the opportunity to design their child’s experience based on the whole family’s needs, abilities, and hopes for their little ones –

  • younger sibling receives a 5% discount,
  • twins receive a 10% discount.

In order to have smooth settling-in, children under 2 years of age could be enrolled full or half-day program at 4-day per week schedule for a period of 3 months.

The Clubs and classes in the Extended day program vary from year to year and are offered to different age groups and at different levels of expertise. A list and fees of Clubs is sent via monthly newsletter to parents before the start of the school year and is available at the online platform.

Upon enrolment an education contract is signed and is paid:

  • one-time non-refundable administrative Enrolment fee on the amount of 400 euro at Children’s house
  • annual fee Learning resources is paid for the school year on the amount of 200 euro at Children’s House. The fee includes learning materials, resources, platforms, supplies, books, and
  • a deposit on the amount of 15% of annual fee.

Fees are designed by the Otkrivatel’s governance body and are revised on an annual basis. Our school fees reflect the expenses to enable the developmental work with the children  and the growth environment and experiences for supporting the child’s potential to manifest, along with the contribution each family makes to the running of the children’s house and school. Annual fundraising revenues aim to support the faculty education, financial aid, enhance the general operating budget of the school and to help keeping the tuition increases to a minimum.

For more information, please contact us: hello@montessorischools.bg

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