Dr. Maria Montessori

Photo of Dr. Maria MontessoriMontessori education was founded in 1907 by Dr. Maria Montessori, one of the first women in Italy to become a physician. She based her educational methods on scientific observation of children’s learning processes. ¬†Guided by her discovery that children teach themselves, Dr. Montessori designed a “prepared environment” in which children could freely choose from a number of developmentally appropriate activities. ¬†Now, nearly a century after Maria Montessori’s first Casa dei Bambini (“Children’s House”) in Rome, Montessori education is found all over the world, spanning ages from birth through adolescence.

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