What is Montessori Education?

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    Montessori Education is both a philosophy of child development and a practical application for guiding children's growth. Its primary beliefs center on:
  • Children's absorbent mind - The unique ability of young children's minds to absorb everything in their environment.
  • Children's sensitive periods - The stages when children show an intense interest in a particular skill or aspect of their environment.
  • A prepared environment - An environment where materials and learning equipment are arranged such that children may independently explore and choose activities maximizing their learning potential.
  • Attitudes and role of the Teacher - Teachers prepare the environment by carefully observing the child, serve as a guide for children within the prepared environment, and treat each child with utmost respect as unique individuals