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Montessori Philosophy

Montessori Philosophy

Dr Montessori

Maria Montessori was born in Italy in 1870 and devoted her life to the study of Children throughout the world. Physician, psychologist, philosopher and educator. Dr. Montessori felt that education should be an aid to life and recognised the vital importance of the pre-school years.

She believed that the child's first experiences outside the family should take place in a home-like setting. The Children's House responds to the young child's eagerness to explore and discover.

The Montessori method is widely acclaimed and accepted all over the world. Her message to those who emulated her was always to “follow the child”.

The Montessori Curriculum

Montessori gives children the freedom of choice and movement in a structured environment, to pursue their own interests, and enjoy their own achievements where dignity, respect and independence are of paramount importance. Montessori discovered structure was important to help children feel safe and secure. Montessori education integrates the interests of a child into a cumulative curriculum.