Does Montessori foster creativity?

Experience tells us that “creating” cannot be taught. It is the child’s environment that tends to foster or restrict a child’s creative potential. To foster creativity, Dr. Maria Montessori realized the environment must be beautiful itself and based on reality, not fantasy.

Children therefore, need freedom to develop creativity, freedom to select what attracts them in their environment and be able to relate to it without any interruptions. Creativity is involved with the intellectual and aesthetic process of the mind. Children in a Montessori environment are free from judgment.

What is Montessori education and why should I send my child to a Montessori school?

This unique educational experience was developed over one hundred years ago by Dr. Maria Montessori and is now used and celebrated worldwide. Dr. Maria Montessori was an Italian doctor, turned educator. Her aim was to develop a system that ignited a child's innate desire to learn, while recognizing that every child is a unique individual with innate talents and abilities upon which to build.

Where did Montessori come from?

Montessori (pronounced MON-tuh-SORE-ee) education was founded in 1907 by Dr. Maria Montessori, the first woman in Italy to become a physician. She based her educational methods on scientific observation of children's learning processes. Guided by her discovery that children teach themselves, Dr. Montessori designed a "prepared environment" in which children could freely choose from a number of developmentally appropriate activities.