What is Montessori education?
The Montessori pedagogy is not licensed, therefore the term can be used freely without giving any guarantee of how closely, if at all, a program applies Montessori’s work. Still, four essential elements validate the Montessori practice: a trained Montessori teacher, specialized educational materials, uninterrupted blocks of work time, and mixed age classrooms.
“The child is capable of developing and giving us tangible proof of the possibility of a better humanity. He has shown us the true process of construction of the human being. We have seen children totally change as they acquire a love for things and as their sense of order, discipline, and self-control develops within them…. The child is both a hope and a promise for mankind.”
Dr. Maria Montessori