Key Principles of the Montessori Method
Children learn through sensitive periods
Children learn through their senses
Children thrive through order and structure
Children need freedom
The role of a teacher is of a directress who plans and prepares the environment, introducing the materials briefly and systematically
Children learn using the didactic materials as they are self-correcting
Practical life, sensorial, language and mathematics are the four main areas in the Montessori program
Montessori education also includes creative arts, music and movement, science, nature study, geography, and cultural studies.
Montessori curriculum is child-focused and based on principles of child development.
Materials are made easily accessible to children in the classroom
The fundamental or 3-period lesson is used with every demonstration