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The Montessori Method is an internationally acclaimed system of education which has been in existence for over 100 years.

Dr. Maria Montessori had pioneering insight into children’s development and many of the Montessori principles are being proven with the technology of today.

To understand more fully the philosophy of Montessori, here are a few quotations by Dr. Maria Montessori.



“Free the child’s potential, and you will transform him into the world.”

"One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.”

"The child passes little by little from the unconscious to the conscious, trading always in the paths of joy and love.”

"Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.”

“The first duty of an education is to stir up life but leave it free to develop.”

“It is the child who makes the man, and no man exists who was not made by the child he once was.”

"The hands are the instruments of man’s intelligence.”

“To assist a child we must provide him with an environment which will enable him to develop freely.”

“The more the capacity to concentrate is developed, the more often the profound tranquility in work is achieved, then the clearer will be the manifestation of discipline within the child.”

“There is in the soul of a child an impenetrable secret that is gradually revealed as it develops.”

The ancient saying “There is nothing in the intellect which was not first in some way in the senses”, and senses being explorers of the world, opens the way to knowledge, says Maria Montessori.

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