Why It Is Called Montessori
Montessori Founder and Method
Montessori is named after its founder, Dr. Maria Montessori, an Italian physician and educator who developed the Montessori approach to education. Dr. Montessori opened her first school, the Casa dei Bambini or "Children's House," in Rome in 1907, where she applied her ideas and methods with a group of young children from diverse backgrounds.
The Montessori approach is based on the belief that children are naturally curious and have an innate desire to learn. It emphasizes hands-on, self-directed learning in a carefully prepared environment that promotes independence, concentration, and a love of learning.
The Montessori approach has since been adopted worldwide and is recognized as one of the most influential and innovative educational approaches of the 20th century.