Montessori education encourage the child to love their work, foster the growth of functional independence, task persistence and self-regulation. This promots social development through respectful, clear communication and safe, natural consequences. It contains a large variety of materials for the refinement of sensory perception and the development of literacy and mathematical understanding. It offers opportunities for imaginative exploration leading to confidence and creative self-expression.
Dr. Maria Montessori suggested "revealing environment", the environment which is created and prepared for the little children to meet their inner needs will lead them to reveal different forms of work, a capacity for preservance, quantities of obedience and calmness and an intellectual progress which have not been met with before, this type of classroom lead to a deeper understanding of language, mathematics, science, music, social interactions and develops inner conscious.
Montessori philosophy is a method of education that is based on self-directed activities, hands-on learning and collaborative play. Children work in groups and individually to discover and explore knowledge of the world and to develop their maximum potential.
Every material in a Montessori classroom supports an aspect of child's overall development, creating a match between the child's natural interests and the available activities.
"My vision of the future is no longer of people taking exams and proceeding on that certification... but of individuals passing from one stage of independence to a higher, by means of their own activity, through their own effort of 'Will', which constitutes the inner evolution of the individual." - Introduction, From Childhood to Adolescence"
Dr. Maria Montessori (1870-1952) was an Italian physician and anthropologist who devoted her life to understanding how children develop socially, intellectually, physically, and spiritually. By carefully observing children all over the world, she discovered universal patterns of development. Today AMI continues to support quality teacher training worldwide.
Montessori classrooms are peaceful, happy places designed to meet the developmental needs of each child in every stage of their life.