Montessorians believe that children learn with understanding when they are provided with hands-on, multi-sensory, multi-modality instruction using prepared materials that stimulate discovery and logic. Concepts are not just taught by rote memorization, but in a variety of ways that deepen children’s understanding of such things as reading, writing, mathematics, science, and art. A Montessori education seeks to foster in children a life-long appreciation of innovation and learning.
The whole Montessori experience is integrated to cultivate responsible, self-reliant and caring individuals.
See Preschool & Kindergarten Curriculum for an overview of basic Montessori Terms and concepts such as Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Mathematics, Geography& Culture, Science, and Art & Music.
For further resource information, North End Montessori School recommends reading The Essential Montessori: An Introduction to the Woman, the Writings, the Method, and the Movement, by Elizabeth G. Hainstock (Plume, 1997).