About Montessori

 What is Montessori?


The primary concept of the Montessori method is that every child is shown respect, giving freedom within the limits of a carefully structured environment.
The Montessori environment contains specially designed materials for development that invite children to engage in learning activities of their own individual choice and at their own pace.
With the support of a trained teacher, children learn by making discoveries with the materials, cultivating concentration, motivation, self-discipline and a love of learning.

 

 


 

 Who is Maria Montessori?


Dr. Maria Montessori, the first woman in Italy to become a physician founded the Montessori Method in 1907. This method was based on her observations of children and their learning process.
Over a century later, Maria Montessori’s first Casa Dei Bambini (“Children’s House”) in Rome, Montessori education is found all over the world. 

 

 


 

 What makes Montessori different?


Montessori emphasizes learning through all five senses, not just through listening, watching or reading. Children learn everyday skills, social mannerisms and a wide rang of subjects including mathematics, reading, writing, history, geography, Irish, music, drama and art.
Small class numbers allow individual attention and a commitment to the development of each child as an individual.
Montessori represents an entirely different approach to education.

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