A True Visionary
Maria Montessori was a true visionary. She was one of the first female physicians in Italy, a scientist and educator. Dr. Montessori developed her educational philosophy based upon her observations of children. She aptly named her school “Casa de Bambini” (Children’s House) and created a learning environment that was based entirely upon the developmental needs of the child.
Maria innovated a specially-designed classroom which was the first to include child-sized furniture and classroom materials placed at the eye-level of a child. She had great respect for the capacity of the young child’s mind and created an environment in which children could freely explore and quench their curiosity. This concept is referred to as “child-centered”.
Click here to visit the American Montessori Society website and learn more about Maria Montessori.