WHO WAS MARIA MONTESSORI?
Maria Montessori was born in Chiaravalle, Italy into a home of music, books and study. In her early teens, she entered engineering school, then medical school, becoming the first woman Doctor of Medicine in Italy in 1896. From observing young, underprivileged patients, Dr. Montessori determined that environment was a more important factor in their behavior than previously believed. learn more
MONTESSORI GROUND RULES
As the term implies there are established limits of behavior which enable a number of children moving and working in close proximity to do so in harmony. The following shows how the child’s rights and responsibilities are nurtured, developed and supported in a Montessori Environment. learn more
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES OF A MONTESSORI SCHOOL
The purpose of a Montessori School is to help each child develop the habits, attitudes, skills, appreciations and ideas which are essential to a lifetime of creative learning. learn more
THE ABSORBENT MIND
- 0-6 child ABSORBS ALL
- Child’s mind acts like a sponge, integrating everything accurately, nonjudgementally, uncritically, effortlessly.
- 0-3 absorbent mind functions unconsciously. 3-6 function consciously. Child takes in the environment through the senses, movement and exploration, and ADAPTS.
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