What is the Montessori Method?
The Montessori Method was developed and refined by Dr Maria Montessori who believed that education begins at birth and that the first six years of life are the most formative, both physically and mentally. Montessori felt that young children have a natural urge to learn and that they must be helped to do this in a secure environment through exploration which facilitates the natural development of valuable learning skills.
The objective of the Montessori Method are the development of the following personal attributes for each child:
- Self confidence and self esteem
- Concentration and coordination
- Initiative and independence
- Sense of order and inner discipline
- Love of learning
- Creative expression