Maria Montessori was born in Chiaravalle in the Province of Ancona in 1870. She was the first woman physician in Italy. In 1894 she created the Montessori Method. Maria Montessori had a keen interest in children and education. Dr. Montessori created an environment for self-realization and self-education; she put into practice her theory that a child has a natural “tendency towards elevation”. According to Maria Montessori one person cannot educate another person, an Individual must do it himself or it can never be done. Montessori Method is followed in thousands of schools all over the world today.