Montessori education is based on scientific observations of human development. Dr. Maria Montessori, a scientist, and a medical doctor, based her approach on thousands of hours of observation of children and a lifetime of experimentation and refinement, developing a scientific model of human development and an educational approach that supports fully realized human potential.
Essential elements of Montessori practice
Evidence shows that Montessori students outperform their peers in both verbal and mathematical knowledge. Evidence also suggests that children who participate in Montessori programs handle conflict resolution better than their peers, and outperform their peers on executive functioning tasks.
One of the key Montessori principles that guide practice is the need to know every child and their unique learning styles. H&H Child Care Training Center offers training courses in all areas of early childhood education including principles of Montessori education. Teachers who are looking to incorporate Montessori methods into their own practice will find valuable information in coursework such as Wings of Independence and "Working With Mixed-Age Groups in Childcare". With more courses being added each week, educators will always find the most up-to-date content available.