A MONTESSORI EDUCATION CENTRE: Pre-school and Primary
4247, Bakau P.O., Atlantic Road, Bakau, The Gambia
Childhood is fundamentally different from
adulthood. It needs to be understood and respected as such.
need special attention during these years, especially the first seven years,
which have come to be called the formative years. Modern early childhood
educators believe the early years form the foundation for later development.
Much of the adult the child will grow up to be is established in these formative
years. A child’s personality, attitudes and values, cognitive and motor skills
are all developed in the early years and public recognition of the significance
of this period has led to a wealth of programs for young children.
childhood education must be seen as an integrated program that reflects and
enhances changes in a child’s biological, social, cognitive and emotional
behaviour across the span of childhood. These changes require a greater emphasis
on catering for the individual differences amongst children through
Trankil Academy is an independent educational
establishment involved in the care and teaching of children from 2 years to 12
years, catering for children in the early childhood and elementary years. The
school is operating under the style of curriculum that satisfies the Department
of State for Education (DOSE) guidelines of The
Gambia but based on the Montessori Education system using the philosophy and
teaching practices of Dr. Maria Montessori (1870-1952) that stresses
individualized attention for each child in an age-mixed class. This is a system
of education that has gained great momentum both in Europe and in
Providing Early Childhood and Elementary
Education to the Community in
offer the children in its care a stimulating and highly intellectual sanctuary
for learning, while also providing high quality instruction within a safe and
nurturing environment for a diverse population of children within the early
childhood and elementary years.
The Academy offers on-going registration
and enrollment throughout the academic year for full-time