Dr. Montessori’s philosophies developed around the belief that children are self-motivated and have the desire within themselves to learn and become functionally independent.
An orderly environment is prepared for the children allowing the freedom of choice within limits and freedom of movement. The teacher observes the children and presents lessons individually, allowing each child to develop spiritually, emotionally, socially at their own pace.
Children show patterns of concentration and the need for repetition in mastering a skill.
Grace and Courtesy is a Montessori way of guiding a child into having respect for the material, the environment and for being sensitive, caring, and kind to others.