What is the Montessori Method? This child-centred approach was developed by Dr. Maria Montessori in the early 1900’s. A physician turned educator, she changed the way the world views education. The Montessori Method has been transforming forward thinking schools around the globe ever since.
Montessori education strives to nurture each child’s natural desire for knowledge, understanding, and respect.
The Birth of a Movement
WHAT IS MONTESSORIThe Montessori Method of education is a time-tested, child-centered educational approach developed by Dr. Maria Montessori. It is based on scientific observations of children from birth to adulthood.
Through the guidance of a credentialed Montessori teacher and a classroom filled with self-correcting and sequenced didactic materials, children are encouraged to grow in their independence, curiosity, and problem solving. Montessori is one of the world's most successful early childhood models and supports every aspect of a child's development: physical, social, emotional, and cognitive.
WHY MONTESSORI FOR THE FUTURE?Montessori’s approach to education nurtures a child’s innate curiosity – the same curiosity needed to develop the ingenuity and critical thinking skills needed for our future. From the moment a child enters a Montessori classroom, she is invited to ask questions, pursue her interests and think outside the box by completing meaningful and challenging work – work that requires persistent problem solving. This form of self-direction teaches children to overcome challenges, implement creative solutions and think limitlessly.
As the world becomes more entrepreneurial and moves towards unknown technological terrain, our children need those very skills to not only overcome obstacles with resilience and focus, but to be the fearless and revolutionary leaders and thinkers of tomorrow.