Over a century ago, a pioneer named Maria Montessori envisioned an educational approach based on children's innate power and curiosity to learn. The Montessori educational approach, often called “an education for life,” has evolved over time and is one of the broadest-reaching educational systems in the world. There are over 22,000 Montessori schools in 117 countries serving children of all economic strata and diverse ethnic backgrounds in both public and private sectors.

The Life of Maria Montessori

Maria Montessori was born in Italy in 1870 and became one of the first women to practice medicine in Italy. She became profoundly interested in children's development, and in 1907 she opened her first Casa dei Bambini (“Children's House”) for children ages 2 to 9 in one of the ...

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