Welcome to Formative Age

After 10 yrs of classroom instruction , Formative age is  now online!!!! You can do the Pre-Primary or Primary / elementary course from the comfort of your home and at your leisure. The courses will  be equivalent to any classroom instruction. The webinars, observations, projects, exams and assignments will help you get a complete understanding of the Pre-Primary / Primary child respectively. A PDF of the practical notes will also be given. On the successful completion of all the requirements, you will be awarded a certificate from Formative age, accredited by CMTC

Montessori method

  • Dr. Maria Montessori started the Montessori method.
  • Dr. Montessori taught us to look at each child as a unique being.
  • She believed learning happens spontaneously when obstacles in the
    child’s environment are removed.
  • The Montessori method tells us to give the child “freedom within
    limits.” Setting boundaries will help the child make right choices.
  • The child engages in purposeful activity and thus unfolds the
    potential within.
  • Engaging in purposeful activities, setting boundaries and allowing the child to explore are the key factors which will help the child
    develop into the being that he is meant to be.
  • The Montessori method has levels based on the planes of
    development of children.
  • The levels are:
    • Pre- primary (3-6 yrs)
    • Primary (6-12yrs)
    • Erdkinder (12 -18years)

Introductory videos to the course

Pre-Primary Introductory Video

Primary Introductory Video

Courses offered at Formative age

The Pre-Primary child learns through observing and interacting with his environment. So it is extremely important to create a “Just the right environment.” The environment should have hands on activities that the child uses to explore and learn. Setting the right boundaries will help the child develop self-discipline.
Primary children face new developmental challenges. A specially prepared learning environment is just as important now as it was before during the pre-primary years, for children to reach their full potential. A well established primary environment gives children the opportunity to continue to progress at their own pace.

A glimpse into both the prepared environments

Pre-Primary Environment

Primary Environment