The Montessori environment at Edith’s builds its classrooms on the principles of Dr. Maria Montessori (1870-1952), an Italian Pediatrician whose research in early childhood and elementary education during the early 1900’s developed an educational system that has since grown worldwide.
Dr. Montessori believed that by placing children in a stimulating, specially prepared environment, their natural curiosity would help them become self-motivated learners. She stressed individually paced learning, freedom of choice and movement and the importance of self-discovery.
Education is preparation for life and to this end Dr. Montessori designed materials for all subject areas and activities which children experience by using their senses and by interacting with others in a multi-age, multi-ethnic classroom setting.
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