Why Montessori?

The Montessori Method of Education was developed by Dr. Maria Montessori and is a child-centred educational approach that is based on scientific observations of children. It is a method of education that has been time tested with over 100 years of success throughout the world. Maria Montessori believed that children were intrinsically motivated to explore and learn from their environment and that they will choose an activity sensitive to their level of need and development at that time. The teacher, the child and the environment form a learning triangle. The child has the freedom to explore and choose the work that calls to him. The teacher’s role is to construct and maintain the prepared environment and is that of a guide to the children. The specially prepared environment encourages independence, freedom within limits and a sense of order. It is through his interaction with the Montessori material that the child can learn to organise his thinking, develop his concentration and discover the joy of learning.