The highest goal of a young child is reached when others assist in helping the child help himself. The Montessori approach treats learning as a holistic process, embracing the development of the whole individual by addressing the physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual needs of the child.
Children who are educated using the Montessori Method become competent students, who not only know how to learn, but they love learning. The solid foundation constructed early in life creates adults who are self-confident and who driven to contribute to society.
The Montessori materials provide a bridge from the known to the unknown, allowing children to gradually evolve from concrete, experience-based learning towards abstract thought. The “self-correcting” design of the materials allows for any error made in their use to be obvious to the child without the intervention of a teacher. Errors are viewed as a necessary and helpful part of the learning process.