What is Montessori education? Before you select a school for your young child, take a look at the top questions parents have about Montessori answered.
Who Started Montessori?
This educational philosophy began with its namesake—Dr. Maria Montessori. The Italian educator was also a physician and scientist who devoted her life to researching and understanding child development and educational practices. Dr. Montessori used scientific observations and her extensive experience working with children to develop a completely new (at the time) type of educational program.
When Did Montessori Begin?
Dr. Montessori’s first Casa dei Bambini, or Children’s House, opened on January 6, 1907, according to the American Montessori Society. The educator and physician started this first child care center (located in Rome’s San Lorenzo district) as a way to study and help the region’s most disadvantaged children. (more…)