Montessori is an educational approach supporting the full development of the human being. It offers a broad vision of education as an ‘aid to life’. Montessori education provides specially prepared learning environments, equipped with scientific, purposeful activities suited to the child’s developmental needs and tendencies. The trained educators guide the children to facilitate learning, concentration and social development.
The Montessori approach to education inspires children toward a lifelong love of learning, by following their natural developmental stages and tendencies. Children become confident, responsible, independent learners, who trust in their own abilities. The prepared nature of the environment allows children to act independently and respond to their natural tendency to work. Children have a spontaneous desire to learn and the Montessori classroom encourages this by giving them opportunities to engage in self-directed, purposeful activities with the guidance of a trained adult. Through their work, the children develop concentration and joyful self-discipline. Children progress at their own pace and rhythm according to their individual capabilities and interests.
“Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment.”
– Dr. Maria Montessori