What is Montessori?

“Education is a natural process carried by our human individual, and is acquired not by listening to words, but by experiences in the environment.” – Dr. Maria Montessori

Maria Montessori discovered and revealed to the world qualities in children different from and higher than those we usually attribute to them. By giving freedom to children in a specially prepared environment, rich in activity, she was able to show an astonished world that children from 3 to 6 years learned to read write spontaneously. We also believe that children are ripe for learning at this early age. Not only are they ready learners, but they are more eager than the older children.

The prepared environment is made up of equipment and didactic materials designed specifically to first, stimulate the child’s natural desire to act and learn through action; second, provide them with action which shall give them a better control of their body and willpower; and third, which shall lead them naturally from a simple action to a more difficult one. This carefully selected equipment is presented to teach geometric concepts, phonics, number concepts, art, color, music, tone, rhythm and language.