What is Montessori?
Dr. Maria Montessori (1870 – 1952) was the founder of the Montessori Method of Education. Dr. Montessori worked extensively on developing a comprehensive model of psychological development from birth to age 24.
As well, she developed educational approaches for children aged 0–3, 3–6, and 6–12.
Through careful observations she developed a time tested method which fosters a love for learning in children. A specially prepared environment conducive to purposeful movement, exploration and discovery is required to facilitate maximum independent learning.
Under the guidance of a trained directress (teacher), children are shown how to work with the Montessori materials in an environment that fosters respect for everyone and everything.