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What is Montessori Education?

Montessori is a method of education that was created over a hundred years ago by an Italian physician and educator, Dr. Maria Montessori.  It is based on self-directed activities, hands-on learning and collaborative play.  In Montessori classrooms, children make creative choices in their learning, while the classroom and the highly trained teacher offer age appropriate activities to guide the process.  Children work independently or in groups to discover and explore knowledge of the world to develop their maximum potential.

Specific characteristics of Montessori Education

  • Mixed-age classrooms
  • Freedom of movement within the classroom
  • Uninterrupted blocks of work time
  • Specialized Montessori educational materials
  • Freedom to choose own work materials
  • Hands-on learning
  • A trained Montessori teacher
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