The thesis is divided into theoretical and empirical part. In the theoretical part I introduced the basic characteristics of the kindergarten curriculum, program under which operate public kindergartens in Slovenia, and the characteristics of the Montessori pedagogy. In both programs, I touched the language area and the role of the teacher in this.
Linguistic field in the curriculum for kindergarten is very clearly defined, but we don`t find records of how is implemented in Montessori kindergarten. With interviews from teachers in public and Montessori kindergarten I am looking linguistic objectives, activities and role of the teacher in the linguistic field in each program.
In empirical part I wanted to explore with what can we upgrade our work in kindergartens, because I expected similar linguistic goals in both programs.