What is Montessori Education?
In the words of my mentor, the late Dr. Ijya Tulloss:
“Montessori Is a self paced personalized hands-on experience in a multi-age grouping in a beautiful environment equipped with developmentally appropriate materials where cooperation not competition is the rule. Love and respect for others and the environment are practiced on a day to day basis.”
Montessori Education was developed by Dr. Maria Montessori over 100 years ago in Italy. An educational approach based on observation and educational research where the whole child approach of education is considered. Montessori Education helps in supporting the whole child, helping all children at all stages of development become capable, independent, collaborative learners. Over a century later, her life work and philosophy helps us understand how the children are the key to a more peaceful world.