The school welcomes ones 50 children of 2 to 12 years old, and offers Montessori educational methods based on:
·Trust and respectful human relationships
·Two unfazed atmospheres which favor the learning process (2-6 years old and 6-12 years old children)
·Clear and structured educational methods
·Individual work in a collective setting
·Experiences and discoveries by the child himself. The child work with his own rhythm.
·Learn with concrete experience before taking on abstraction
·A self-corrective materiel which allows the child to self-evaluate
The school ambition regarding the education is to reveal to the child all the skills he has in himself, without judgment and to enable him to become a responsible adult who takes initiatives and has a critical mind.
The work of the educators is to guide the children in their learning process in daily life.
The volunteer will support the educators. The volunteer will assist a teacher of the kindergartener during the whole year (2-3 year old children). He or she must enjoy working with young children.
Example of tasks:
- helping children to discover tools
- giving them lunch
- changing children’s nappies
- offering activities (drawing, stories, etc)
The volunteer will also participate in the school’s life and he or she will be dynamic, kind, pragmatic, creative and curious.
Volunteer requirements / Skills
The volunteer must be prepared to teach with different methods and tools.
He/she has to make an effort to understand and respect these educational methods chosen by Maria Montessori International 91 School.
He/she has to show concern in his/her work with the children, has to be patient and flexible.
The volunteer must take initiatives.
Besides, the volunteer has to take into account that he/she will work with children who are about de speak French due to their age so it can be difficult sometimes to understand them properly.
*As the school year ends in June, the volunteer has to take into account that he/she may participate during July and August in workcamp in France
Evry is the administrative center of the Essonne department, about 1 hour far away from Paris in transportation.
Evry is a green city where you can have a walk enjoying the banks of the Seine, different parks and gardens, and also the patrimony.
Besides, Evry is really dynamic and you can do sports or enjoy cultural exhibitions.
Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)
The volunteer will be hosted in a flat which is in the school. The volunteer will have neighbors who are also living in the school in another flat.
Lunches are taken at school. Breakfast and dinner are taken in family.