“The most important period of life is not the age of university studies but, the first one, the period from birth to the age of six, for that is the time when man’s intelligence itself, his greatest implement, is being formed.” -Dr. Maria Montessori
Montessori is a philosophy and method of education that has been helping children reach their potential for over 100 years,
The method offers a unique combination of highly structured curriculum and the freedom of the child to choose his/her own activities. This freedom of choice is fundamental to Montessori, as each child progresses at his/her own pace and is encouraged to follow their individual path.
Unlike adults, preschoolers acquire information “like a sponge”, taking in all aspects of their environment. The Montessori classroom is prepared for the child’s success, offering a wide range of activities and materials to explore, and providing meaningful experiences which are the abstract understanding of ideas.
The focus of Montessori education is to nurture the whole child and to provide a positive early learning experience, what Montessori called an education for life.