Welcome to The Oasis Montessori Pre-school
On 19th July 2022, with the assistance of donors, Alwaagah opened The Oasis Montessori Pre-school. Its vision is to provide an inclusive Montessori school accepting learners who are Deaf and Hearing.
What is Montessori education?
Montessori is a method of education that is based on self-directed activity, hands-on learning and collaborative play.
Why would Deaf and Hearing children do well in this kind of environment?
Montessori activities are introduced individually or in small groups with great care given to make the lesson clear and interesting, with explanations being signed, deaf children would be on an equal footing with hearing peers. At the same time, hearing children would learn sign language.
For a child, the materials, especially the language materials, provide a stimulating topic to talk about. Non-verbal forms of expression provide a language-delayed child with ways of expressing complex ideas and feelings.