The Montessori Method of education, developed by Maria Montessori is a child centered educational approach based on scientific observations of children from birth to adulthood. Montessori Method has been used for over 100 years in many parts of the world. The Montessori Method views the child as one who is naturally eager for knowledge and capable of initiative learning in a supportive, thoughtfully prepared learning environment. It attempts to develop children physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively.
The Montessori system of learning has actually no boundaries of curriculum but a minimum level is ensured in the following areas.
The child is an active learner who is attracted by the things in the world children learn everything without knowing he/she is learning it and in doing so he passes little by little from the unconscious to the conscious mind. Montessori mentioned that the first of the child's organ to begin functioning are his senses. The period of life between the ages of 3 and 6 years covers a period of rapid physical development.
Language not only fuses men into groups and nations but it is central point of difference between human species and all others. We need language to communicate with one another. Maria Montessori recognized that the ability to compose words according to their sound development in children earlier than their ability to recognize words.
Sensorial training is of a great importance in learning the basics of mathematics. Montessori materials with its wide variety allow children to become familiar with numbers at an early age.
The Montessori cultural subject covers nature. Study Botany, Zoology, Geography and History. Creative art, interesting fun activities such as drawing, handicraft and modeling help them to express themselves.