Montessori Village
Education Centre

Give your child the love of learning.

Montessori Philosophy

Individualized Learning
“The goal of early childhood education should be to activate the child’s own natural desire to learn.”        - Maria Montessori

The Beginnings

In 1907, the first "Children's house" was created by Maria Montessori, the first woman doctor in Italy.  She built shelves, chairs and tables for the children, all at their measure.  She prepared a new environment full of colour, sounds and shapes.  She brought into it specially constructed materials which guided the children's interest and sense of wonder.  As the children were encouraged to touch, move, feel, taste and smell, they began to learn.  They were allowed to pour, scrub, wash, jump, laugh and discover.  They discovered music.  They discovered order and cleanliness.  They discovered that there were rules upon which to act, share and live.  They discovered human kindness which was their own. 

The children were transformed: and they, in turn, transformed their world.  They brought order, cleanliness, understanding, kindness and love to their homes.  They brought peace.  This new nature of the child which Maria watched unfold in wonderment, she documented as "The Discovery of the Child" in one of her many books.  Around the world today, the spirit of Montessori lives on in "Children's Houses" where children of all races grow and unfold as these first children did so many years ago.
  1. The Absorbent Mind
    A child's brain naturally absorbs everything in her environment without effort or direction. The child has an unconscious passion for adapting and absorbing images, colours, shapes, textures, sizes, temperature, noises, etc. Montessori materials cater to this absorbent mind and help facilitate the unconscious and conscious learning process.
  2. The Prepared Environment
    The materials and environment encourage curiosity, exploration and discovery which provides the opportunity for maximum spontaneity. It is the purposeful activity that prepares the child for the care of self, care of the environment, self-discipline, independence and fosters a genuine love of learning. It caters to the child's need for order, orientation, exploration, communication, activity, work, repetition, exactness, abstraction and self-perfection.
  3. Individualized Learning
    Montessori education seeks to match lessons to the developmental stage of each individual child. As the child goes through various sensitive periods in development, children are encouraged to explore areas of interest that emerge at each stage. These include sensitivity to order, movement, language, sensorial exploration/refinement and social aspects of life.
  4. Grace and Courtesy
    A foundational principle that teaches the child respect for oneself, others and their environment. It aids in character development as well as fostering kindness, empathy and compassion. Grace and courtesy also help the child to build positive social skills, positive play and cooperative learning.
Why Montessori?
  • Individualized, child-centered learning geared to each child.

  • Environments specifically designed for each developmental stage.
  • Teaches core principles of grace and courtesy.

  • Community centered classrooms.
  • Focus on responsibility, initiative, leadership, self-discipline, compassion, community, curiosity, discovery and a love for​ learning.
Trevor Eissler, author of "Montessori Madness!”