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Montessori was an Italian physician, educator, and innovator, acclaimed for her
educational method that builds on the way children naturally learn.
She opened the first Montessori school—the Casa dei Bambini, or Children’s
House—in Rome on January 6, 1907. Subsequently, she traveled the world and
wrote extensively about her approach to education, attracting many devotees.
There are now more than 22,000 Montessori schools in at least 110 countries worldwide.
Maria Montessori was born on August 31, 1870, in the provincial town of
Chiaravalle, Italy. Her father was a financial manager for a state-run
The first undertaking of a Montessori teacher is to set up her classroom. In Montessori the classroom is called the Prepared Environment. Parents can also create a Prepared Environment at home. A Prepared Environment not only includes the physical materials, it also encompasses the atmosphere and the rules that govern the environment (home or school).
Preparing the Environment
In the home or school for the child of this age, much attention must be paid to the safety of the environment. It is a recognized fact that the child will ...