The Montessori Method was developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, of Italy, in the early 1900’s.
Montessori’s approach was dedicated to making life engaging for children by preparing a classroom environment that satisfies each student’s ability to concentrate and gain experience in independent work. These skills help the child develop physical, social, and intellectual skills as a catalyst for continued education.
Montessori education is not the force-feeding of information and skills designed to produce a precocious child. The environment is neither rigidly structured and disciplined, nor disorganized and undisciplined. It is a non-competitive place where each child is allowed to focus on her/his own work. Many levels of ability can be accommodated in the classroom, allowing for a match of activities and materials consistent with each child’s needs.