What is Montessori?
The "Montessori Method" was developed in the early 1900's from the work of Dr. Maria Montessori who devoted her life to studying the true nature of children. Her method is based on the belief in children's creative potential, their drive to learn, and the right to be treated as an individual. A Montessori environment contains specially designed materials that invite children to engage in learning activities of their own choosing.
Under the guidance of trained teachers in carefully ordered classrooms, children learn by making discoveries with these materials. At the same time they develop concentration, motivation, self-discipline, independence, and a love for learning.
Maria Montessori was one of the world's greatest peace educators and was twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Montessori classrooms promote peace and respect for others.
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"Establishing lasting peace is the work of education."
-- Maria Montessori