What Montessori Education Really Is...

The Montessori method of child development was founded by Dr. Maria Montessori. Dr. Montessori was a medical doctor who devoted her career to studying children. She developed a philosophy and materials to assist children in reaching their full potential. Her method is now used around the world and has develped a reputation as being a successful way of tapping into a child's potential for learning. In a Montessori environment there are two main aspects to consider: prepared educator and the prepared environment with the Montessori materials. Dr. Montessori believed that the child's development is of the utmost importance during the first six years of life.