Dr. Maria Montessori, the founder of Montessori education in the early 1900s, was one of the greatest reformers of early childhood education in the history of education. By the early half of the 20th century, her philosophy and methods of educating youth were widely practiced throughout the world from Europe (e.g., Italy, England, France, Austria) to Asia (e.g., India, China, Korea, and Japan), and in the US. Today many ideas, techniques, and concepts in early childhood education trace their roots to Dr. Montessori’s work, including “sensitive periods,” prepared environment, child-centered education, and freedom from rewards or punishment. Because her philosophy focuses on the development of the inner child, allowing a child to achieve his/her full potential, Dr. Montessori’s methods have timeless value.
MONTESSORI PLUS SCHOOL
Based on such profound philosophies and methods, we, at Montessori Plus School, strive to create a learning and stimulating environment for our children in which they are encouraged by our well-trained teachers and interns. Montessori Plus Schools’ ultimate goal is to see that our children meet their need for self-construction and development as a “whole” child. The Montessori philosophy of education also integrates the Christian view of the child and the world based on Dr. Montessori’s own Christian world view. With this perspective as the core of our philosophy, the “Plus” in our name refers to the Christian approach to the Montessori way of learning.