The Purpose of Montessori Education
Dr. Maria Montessori believed that no human being is educated by another person. They must do it themselves or it will never be done. A truly educated individual continues learning long after the hours and years they spend in the classroom because they are motivated from within by a natural curiosity and love for knowledge.
Dr. Montessori felt, therefore, that the goal of early childhood education should not be to fill the child with facts from a pre-selected course of studies, but rather to cultivate their own natural desire to learn.
To build competence and intellectual curiosity by engaging the whole child in a natural environment of respect, cooperative learning and discovery.
We allow each child to experience the excitement of learning by their own choice rather than by being forced. This allows them to perfect all their natural tools for learning, so that their ability will be at a maximum for future learning situations. The Montessori materials have this dual long-range purpose in addition to their immediate purpose of giving specific information to the child.