The Montessori philosophy, develped by Dr. Maria Montessori, offers an individual approach to teaching children. Through her observations of young children, she felt that children have an inner desire to learn, and they have particular sensitivies at different ages and devleopmental stages of their lives. Their love of learning and their desire to become independent lead children through the world, absorbing information like a "sponge." As teachers and parents, we must constantly provide information and activities to keep the "sponge" moist.


The following national and international organizations are wonderful resources for learning more about the Montessori method and philosophy:


    NAMTA (North American Montessori Teachers Association)

    AMS (American Montessori Society)

    AMI (Association Montessori International)