The Montessori Method is a way of wholistically thinking about who children are.”. It is a philosophy that respects the unique individuality of each child. Dr. Maria Montessori believed in the worthiness, value and importance of children. Her method does not compare a child to norms and standards that are measured by traditional educational systems. It is founded on the belief that children should be free to succeed and learn without restriction or criticism.
The Montessori Method is also an approach to education that takes to heart the needs, talents, gifts, and special individuality of each child. It is a process that helps children learn in their own way at their own pace. The main concept of Montessori is to promote the joy of learning. This joy of learning develops a well adjusted person who has a purpose and direction in his or her life. Children, who experience the joy of learning are happy, confident and fulfilled children. In essence, Montessori helps bring forth the gift of each child.