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.
As soon as you enter a true Montessori environment, you know that something different is afoot. Montessori classrooms are immediately recognizable. You will see children working independently and in small groups, often deeply engaged in their uniquely designed learning materials while being respectful of themselves and their surroundings.
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.