Children’s natural inquisitiveness and love of learning is inspired and supported through the guidance of a trained teacher. The directress, or Montessori teacher, gives children the opportunity to be spontaneous and interact with independence and reasonable freedom of choice in meaningful activities. The trained guide prepares the environment where children can follow their instinct to work and learn. The children’s natural love for engaging in meaningful activities is provided for with purposeful and individualized lessons created for their developmental ability.
Through their work, children develop focus, concentration, persistence, and discipline. Within this structure they progress at their own pace and rhythm according to their individual potentialities and motivation. The biggest job a child has is to create their own personalities during this important time of their life and Montessori education allows them to do this without interrupting their natural development.