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Five Montessori Areas To Create At Home


Last updated 2/8/2021 at 2:32pm

Claire Coan (Owl Class, Pre-K) uses the Peace Table in the Owl Classroom. (Photos courtesy of Sara Schmidt)

Dr. Maria Montessori believed that education should be an aid to life. She believed that the child's early functional independence in caring for oneself and one's school and familial environments builds the foundation for psychological maturity as the child enters adulthood.

Montessori schools encourage, scaffold and celebrate children's independence and believe these skills are an integral part of preparation for life. This includes autonomy, self-determination, self-motivation and a sense of responsibility for caring for not only oneself, but also the larger community and eventually the...

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