Bloom. Educating for wholeness. Imagine the Possibilities.
The teachers were very sensitive with recognizing his strengths and weaknesses and supported him whenever needed. They gave him a lot of time to explore the classroom and to get in contact with the Montessori materials. Our son learned his first words and sentences in English and Bosnian from the teachers. We were deeply impressed by their regular and professional progress reports. Our son was very well prepared for the change over to the Children House class after two years in the Transition class.
Former Bloom parents, Heike Link and Clemens Zvacek, Germany
Bloom preschool is not only a registered Bosnian preschool but it is also accredited by the Montessori Evaluation and Accreditation Board, which aims to ensure that all schools using the Montessori name offer high quality education and care to children.
In our Children's House (children ages 3-6), children work independently or in small groups on specially designed, age-appropriate, resources that foster independence and a love for learning from an early age in the following areas: Activities of Everyday Living, Sensorial, Numeracy, Literacy, and Knowledge and Understanding of the World.
A child who acquires the basic skills of reading and mathematics in this natural way has the advantage of beginning his education without pressure, boredom or discouragement.
Montessori believed that children learn best by doing, not by passively accepting other people's ideas and pre-existing knowledge. Her approach was designed to individually accommodate each child's unique abilities and accompany their natural inner urge to learn and develop.
By pursuing his individual interests in a Montessori classroom at an early age, he gains an early enthusiasm for learning, which is the key to becoming a truly educated person. The teacher works towards developing the child's sense of order, concentration and coordination.
The Montessori environment promotes self-esteem, encourages fundamental motivation, spontaneous activity and self-education. A Montessori education teaches a child respect for oneself, others, and the environment. The Montessori Method allows each child the ability to obtain a good self-image enabling him to feel secure, independent and self-confident.
Have a look at what a typical Montessori work cycle should look like in any Montessori preschool:
Education should not limit itself to seeking new methods for a mostly arid transmission of knowledge: its aim must be to give the necessary aid to human development. This world, marvellous in its power, needs a ‘new man.’ It is therefore the life of man and his values that must be considered. If ‘the formation of man’ becomes the basis of education, then the coordination of all schools from infancy to maturity, from nursery to university, arises as a first necessity.
Dr. Maria Montessori
Our admissions process begins in the month of April prior to your desired year of attendance and according to state regulations in vigour in the Canton of Sarajevo. When places are available, we accept new applications during the course of the academic year. Places are given according to availability. First come, first served!
Tours are an integral part of our admissions process and are the first point at which parents, children and our program leaders can begin to connect.
Preschool teaching and learning
Bloom, Educating for wholeness. Imagine the Possibilities
The Montessori philosophy and method is an approach to education, which emphasizes the potential of the very young child, and which attempts to develop this potential by means of a prepared environment, utilizing specially trained teachers and special teaching materials.
The main goal of Montessori education is to give a child a positive start in the lifelong process of learning. The teacher creates a positive, interesting, and creative environment. Education at its best nurtures the inherent talents in each person. Dr. Montessori was an educator who recognized that true education comes from within and schools educate best when they allow learning to take place.
Children must grow not only in the body but in the spirit, and the mother longs to follow the mysterious spiritual journey of the beloved one who tomorrow will be the intelligent, divine creation, man.
Dr. Maria Montessori
The Children’s House program uses the Montessori philosophy and method to help children aged 3 to 6 grow in all developmental domains (cognitive, physical, social and emotional). Children work independently or in small groups on self-chosen didactic materials from the following areas: Activities of Everyday Living, Sensorial, Numeracy and Arithmetic, Literacy and Knowledge and Understanding of the World (geography, zoology, botany and art, etc.).
Children learn control of fine movement and master gross motor skills through play and movement. Children also participate in music and creative expression.
They will become confident in their ability to interact with others and will learn to be contributing members of a classroom community.