The Montessori Method of education is basically a unique approach to learning; it is the fundamental belief that a child learns best within a social environment which supports and respects each individual’s unique development. Rather than “teaching” the child ideas, a classroom is designed to stimulate the child’s interest and help their understanding and learning capacities — with little or no adult intervention.  It uses the “whole child” approach to learning. Montessori theory is based on these concepts:

  1. Children are respected as individuals who are different from one another.
  2. Children create themselves through purposeful activity and opportunity play.
  3. The most important learning occurs from birth to age six
  4. Children are sensitive and have the mental ability to absorb and learn from the environment, which includes people as well as materials.