“Montessori method provides a unique educational approach to meet the individual needs of each child,The Montessori method allows for
unrestricted growth of every child.”
- A child is allowed to work independently at their own pace and to choose which activities she/he would like to pursue many
- There is an emphasis on learning through all five senses rather than the traditional listening, watching and
- There is a focus on learning that leads to concentration, self-discipline and a love of learning in Montessori
- "Teachers work with children on the floor or at tables rather than at the front of the classroom.
- The teacher’s role is to observe and guide children’s learning rather than instruct. “The teacher is a quiet observer only interfering if
she/he sees that a child may need assistance,” “The teacher's responsibility is to create the environment that entices and enhances the development of each child. The child then acts on this
prepared environment at their particular stage of development.”
- Teachers keep notes and records on each child’s progress and introduce lessons according to the needs of the children in the
Other Distinguishing Features
- "Montessori classrooms are typically multi-aged. The age span will usually be 3 years.
- Older children help younger children master skills.
- Often the teacher and children stay together as a group from year to year, especially in programs that continue into elementary or even
- Children in a Montessori classroom are part of a caring community. They are trained to be kind to one another and help each