The New Montessori Early learning Center at Kambah has been designed as a learning environment for a total of 83 students ranging between the ages of 0-6 years. The students are divided into 3 age groups according to Montessori values:
Nido: Babies 0-15 months
IC: Infant community 15 months-3 years
Casa: Toddlers 3-6 years
The radial design of the overall building focuses on the outdoor landscaped play areas, thus emphasising on the equal importance of outdoor learning along with the classrooms.
The classrooms open up to the outdoors with large openings towards the North, flooding the spaces with light. The deep verandahs outside the classrooms provide a sheltered space for children to play and learn. Each of the classroom has a constant relationship to the outdoors achieved through the geometry and openings.
The learning areas/classrooms for each group has a specific colour scheme and areas such as reading nooks and kitchen and craft nooks to cater to the specific activities to that group. The materials and colour palette for the internal finishes has been carefully selected to create a friendly and inviting space relating to the Montessori values.
The outdoor play area has been carefully landscaped to provide a variety of spatial and sensory experiences, creating an enriched learning environment.