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Early in the twentieth century, Dr. Maria Montessori, Italy's first female physician, developed educational materials and methods based on her belief that children learn best by doing, not by passively accepting other people's ideas and pre-existing knowledge. It was an innovative learning idea and means the active personal pursuit of many different experiences: physical, social, emotional, cognitive. With the materials Montessori devised, an environment in which such learning takes place can be created. Montessori believed learning should occur in multi-age classrooms where children at various stages of development learn from and with each other. Her developmentally appropriate approach was designed to fit each child instead of making each child fit the program.
Click here to view a 5-minute video explaining the Three-year Cycle. Montessori honors the spirit of the child during the crucial early years, three through six. The competence, confidence and compassion fostered in the Montessori Primary class creates the foundation to sustain the children throughout their subsequent education and into adulthood.
View the videos on our left margin to discover Montessori cycles for the 0-3 year old and Elementary years.
New England School of Montessori promotes self confidence and joy through active learning, empowering the whole child to become a compassionate world citizen.
Our students' potential gracefully unfolds within a multi age environment, allowing the children to recognize and optimize their individual capabilities.
"The child is truly a miraculous being, and this should be felt deeply by the educator."
Dr. Maria Montessori
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