The Montessori Method encourages concentration, organization, and independence in children while promoting respect for self, others, and the environment. Through doing, children become connected to the world, understanding their place as part of the whole and preparing them for a lifetime of learning.
Developed over 100-years ago by Dr. Maria Montessori, the Montessori Method is grounded in a love of humanity and the promotion of peace and courtesy as guiding principles. A Montessori education honors children's innate ability to control their own learning experiences. The Montessori Method provides a stark contrast to traditional education systems where the teacher is the active giver of information and children are passive receivers. At CMEC, we stay true to the heart of the Montessori Method by following the five core components emphasized by Dr. Montessori.