Natural Tendencies of the Child
The Montessori approach simply creates an environment prepared to bring out the best that occurs naturally within every child. Dr. Montessori discovered how to create this environment through detailed scientific observations of many children over many years. Every day in authentic Montessori classrooms throughout the world, students learn:
Harmony and compassion
Responsibility and self-discipline
Our aim is not to make the child understand, and still less to force him to memorize, but so to touch his imagination as to enthuse him to his innermost core.
– Dr. Maria Montessori