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Frequently Asked Questions
  • 1. HOW IS A MONTESSORI SCHOOL DIFFERENT FROM OTHER SCHOOLS?
    In most preschools the children are taught educational concepts in a group by a teacher. In a Montessori Preschool the children learn concepts spontaneously as they work independently with many materials in the environment.
  • 3. WHO STARTED THE MONTESSORI METHOD?
    Dr. Maria Montessori, over 70 years ago, was Italy’s first woman medical doctor. Using her scientific background, she began observing the children in the children’s house of Rome. Based on unbiased observations she developed unique materials, a child-centered environment, and was one of the first persons to revolutionize education thought by stressing respect for the child, freedom of expression, self-education, and training through use of movement and the senses.
  • 5. HOW DO CHILDREN INTERACT IN THE ENVIRONMENT?
    As the children develop their sense of pride in their “work”, a feeling of confidence, well being and joy begins to manifest itself in the child. A “new child” is born. A classroom of Montessori children is a joy to watch. There seems to be a spirit of respect, love, and cooperation among the children that is not found too often.
  • 1. HOW IS A MONTESSORI SCHOOL DIFFERENT FROM OTHER SCHOOLS?
    In most preschools the children are taught educational concepts in a group by a teacher. In a Montessori Preschool the children learn concepts spontaneously as they work independently with many materials in the environment.
  • 3. WHO STARTED THE MONTESSORI METHOD?
    Dr. Maria Montessori, over 70 years ago, was Italy’s first woman medical doctor. Using her scientific background, she began observing the children in the children’s house of Rome. Based on unbiased observations she developed unique materials, a child-centered environment, and was one of the first persons to revolutionize education thought by stressing respect for the child, freedom of expression, self-education, and training through use of movement and the senses.
  • 5. HOW DO CHILDREN INTERACT IN THE ENVIRONMENT?
    As the children develop their sense of pride in their “work”, a feeling of confidence, well being and joy begins to manifest itself in the child. A “new child” is born. A classroom of Montessori children is a joy to watch. There seems to be a spirit of respect, love, and cooperation among the children that is not found too often.
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