Dr. Maria Montessori was a three time Noble-Prize nominee, a visionary, educator, and physician, far ahead of her time.
In January 1907, Dr. Montessori opened a school in the slums of Rome, Italy, to test some new theories she had about children. She offered a prepared environment, equipped with scientific, purposeful activities and materials to foster the children's developmental needs. Her approach supported the full development of the human being, and news of the school's success spread from coast to coast.
Acclaimed for her educational methods that build on the way children naturally learn, Dr. Montessori discovered that the children had the ability to educate themselves. She recognized that children absorb their environment effortlessly, and through their work, develop concentration and joyful self-discipline.
Global TV in Toronto, Canada offers parents news on how to identify a real Montessori school.
At Ellesmere Montessori we encourage parents to take the time to do their research before deciding on a school. Come for a visit or book an observation in one of our classrooms .
AMI (Canada) is an Affiliated Society with the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI), which is the organization Dr. Montessori established to protect the great body of work she did in her lifetime. AMI is an international authority on education, and a member of UNESCO as well as a non-governmental organization with the United Nations. AMI diploma holders, assistants, administrators, teachers from other methodologies, parents and anyone interested in the natural development of the human being is welcome to join AMI Canada.
Dr. Angeline Lillard is a professor of psychology at the University of Virginia. She has been studying the Montessori Method for over two decades. In her book, Montessori: The Science behind the Genius, Dr. Lillard presents Montessori’s theoretical principles, how they are implemented in Montessori classrooms, and supporting science research.
Trevor Eissler, father of three Montessori students, a business jet pilot, author, and international speaker, shares his experience with Montessori Education.