What is Montessori about:
Educating a child is not an easy task. It requires a lot of patience, will and above all, intelligence. At least that is what Maria Montessori thought, an Italian educator, pedagogue, philosopher, psychologist, scientist and the creator of the Montessori Method.
The Montessori Method is based on the principle that children should have complete freedom to learn and develop independently in a stimulating environment of understanding and affection. Montessori asserted that children possess an almost unlimited capacity to appropriate knowledge, first at the unconscious level and then at the conscious one. In this way, she gives the child an active role in their learning.
Montessori education also pays special attention to the love and understanding of parents towards their children: A love based on respect, freedom, responsibility and the establishment of clear but unrestrictive limits, where trust, patience and empathy become the protagonists.