Montessori Method is an education method of helping a child to develop his overall personality at the appropriate age levels and period. Freedom is most essential for a child to develop his perosnality; this freedom is achieved through self-discipline, order and work.
Each child is unique. The Montessori environment has a certain order and helps children to develop at their own pace, as per their own abilities. There is no competitive atmosphere in a Montessori environment.
The environment is multi-age classes which span children of three levels; this encourages a strong sense of community. The environments are child-centric. This allows a child to develop his independence and leadership skills.
In the Montessori Method, we rely on hands-on and concrete materials to bring in concepts to children rather than textbooks and workbooks as books are abstract. The method assumes that every child is born intelligent; it is just that they progress at their own pace and learn in different ways. In a Montessori environment, children move ahead as quickly as they are ready!
Montessori is an education for life!