Montessori is a holistic form of education. The physical, social, and emotional, growth of the child are valued as much as academic progress.
Montessori education respects the child’s desire to learn.
Montessori education is paced to meet the needs of the child.
Montessori fosters independent learning that is personalized to the needs and interests of the child.
Montessori classes have mixed age groups, which is important to developing a well-rounded child. Children teach and learn from each other – the younger children benefit by receiving guidance from the older children, and the older children benefit by teaching the younger children.
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“The more fully needs of one period are met, the greater will be the success of the next”
“We must not wait upon the child – but educate the child to be independent”
“A child’s inner life is nourished by an environment warm with love”
“All our handling of the child will bear fruit, not only at the moment, but in the person he/she is destined to become
“Education is not something which the teacher does, but it is a natural process which develops spontaneously”
“The most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one – the period from birth to six”