What is Montessori?


"Maria Montessori discovered the secret of a child's psychic energy, a life-form that embraces the promise and future of peace for humanity. Numerous books about Montessori have been written and dedicated to her teachings and life's work. Her method and materials are used in thousands of public, private, and Montessori schools around the world."

"Maria Montessori's method and materials are used in thousands of public, private, and Montessori schools around the world. Since the first congress in Helsinki in 1929, twenty-six International Montessori Congresses have been held to promote peace for the advancement of civilization and freedom for the individual and mankind. A twenty-seventh congress will be held in Portland, Oregon, July 31, 2013."

"Maria Montessori encourages her teachers and parents to assist the child in fostering his human tendencies with environments and materials being created to allow the child to explore, to orientate himself, to order, to communicate, to work, to correct his own error, to repeat and work toward exactness, to quantify, and to abstract and work toward self-perfection. Maria calls this work the Montessori Method."

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