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Child Development

The Importance of the Montessori Method On Early Childhood Education

Characteristics of the Montessori Method

If you’ve been driving around lately you might have seen one or two signs boasting of a “Montessori preschool”.

You might have even thought:

the montessori method

Dr. Montessori and Student (Image from University of Pennsylvania Digital Library)

What the heck is that?

What is a Montessori school?

What makes it different than other places?

There’s no doubt that it sounds fancy and like there’s a wait list a mile long.

Okay, okay, so there very well might be a wait list, but the point is that there’s a stigma attached to the name Montessori, leaving parents often confused and intimidated.

I’m here to tell you, however, that there is nothing to be overwhelmed by.

We all know by now that children learn differently and at different rates, which is why preschools offer many different types of learning methods to their students.

What the Montessori method does is offer one more alternative learning opportunity for preschoolers and their parents.

In particular, for those interested in child independence.

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