The Montessori Approach
The Montessori approach to early childhood education is based on the teachings of Doctor Maria Montessori, Italyâ€™s first female Doctor and Psychiatrist.
Doctor Maria Montessori developed the philosophy and principles of Montessori education over a period of more than 50 years.
During this time she observed children from a vast range of ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds, and documented their development journey from birth to maturity.
Her findings, together with an extensive range of self-teaching learning materials, came to be known as Montessori Education.
The principles of Montessori Education are founded on the observation that children have a natural love of learning.
The Montessori classroom provides children with an ordered and engaging learning environment where they are free to respond to their natural tendency to work.