What is Montessori?

Maria Montessori

Maria Montessori was the first female physician in Italy. The interesting fact about her is that she got into medical school because the authorities thought her name was Mario. Dr. Montessori was a pioneer of the theories in Early Childhood Education. She worked with children in asylums where the usual thought was that children had useless minds, Maria felt that their minds were not useless, but unused. She developed materials to stimulate their minds. This is where she began her extended research in early childhood education. Her theories were very successful and spread through Europe. In 1907 she started Casa dei Bambini which meant Children’s house in the San Lorenz slums of Rome. She was to set up the house to watch children while their parents worked. She used this opportunity to teach the young children with her materials.

Our Montessori classrooms incorporate Maria’s methods in practical life, sensorial, language, math, cultural, and art. The curriculum is broader than many other programs. We believe that children learn at a faster pace while they are practicing, so we help them in remembering and recognizing everything through practice rather than memorizing. We also prefer your child’s freedom of choice. We do not force everything on every child. We understand that each and every child is different from one another, so our teacher’s guide and direct children individually based on the child’s interest and ability.