Montessori Method

Montessori is a philosophy and method of education, which emphasizes the potential of the young child, and develops this potential by utilizing specially trained teachers and special teaching materials.

Montessori recognizes in children a natural curiosity and desire to learn; the Montessori Materials awaken this desire and channel that curiosity into a learning experience which children enjoy and find rewarding. The Montessori Materials, which are didactic (self-teaching), help children to understand what they learn by associating an abstract concept with a concrete sensorial experience. In this manner, the Montessori child is actually learning and not just memorizing.

The Montessori Method stresses that children learn and progress at their own pace so that fast learners are not held back, and slow learners are not frustrated by their inability to keep up.