The Montessori Method offers students a warm and dynamic learning environment created for the child. In this way, the classroom becomes a haven, allowing them the confidence to explore, question, and make connections. Students grow up to be life-long learners, critical thinkers, and problem solvers.
Maria Montessori, the first Italian female doctor, discovered that the child's most crucial cognitive development occurs from birth to age 3. More learning occurs during this time, then during any other time of a child's development. Upon recognizing the importance of these years, she created the Montessori method that we still use today. Although her discoveries occurred over 100 years ago, her methods are still successful today and show that we should provide educational opportunities for these young learners.
In a Montessori environment, infants and toddlers are with teachers—loving, nurturing, and rigorously trained in child development—who create peaceful, supportive, and safe environments. In these spaces, a child’s natural passion for wonder, curiosity, exploration, independence, and discovery comes alive. Individual students follow their own curiosity at their own pace, taking the time they need to fully understand each concept and meet individualized learning goals.