Children are uniquely supported to think for themselves and do for themselves. The mixed-aged group of children are free to direct their own learning, and learn quickly to respect the work of people around them.
Montessori Method and philosophy were developed by the first woman physician in Italy, Maria Montessori, who was born in 1870. She was not only a physician, but a lecturer, educator and innovator. She worked in the fields of psychiatry and anthropology.