What is Montessori?
Dr. Maria Montessori developed the Montessori method in Italy around the turn of the century. Today it has spread throughout the world and become well known as a respected method of early childhood education. Through research and scientific observation Dr. Montessori discovered that children learn effortlessly and joyfully through hands on teaching materials in an enriched non-threatening environment. She also discovered that children are motivated to learn through discovery and curiosity according to their individual needs and interests. She termed these phenomenon “the absorbent mind” and “sensitive periods”. Children learn by doing. The academic subjects as well as the practical life and sensorial exercises are presented as activities that can be felt, handled and manipulated. These hands-on exercises demonstrate information at the child’s own level of understanding in an enjoyable and educational way. Through the Montessori method of education your children will perfect their tools for learning, while their natural desire to learn is cultivated.
"The greatest gifts we can give our children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.”
– Maria Montessori
Linked below are videos we have found to help explain the Montessori Method with a deeper understanding.
Parents tell you, in their own words, what makes Montessori education special. Go "beyond 2+2" and see the difference that Montessori can make in your child's life.