The discovery that the child has a mind able to absorb on its own accord produces a revolution in education. We can now understand easily why the first period in human development, in which character is formed, is the most important.
— Maria Montessori, The Absorbent Mind
The first three years of life are the most fundamental in the
development of human beings and their potential. The infant's physical
development is phenomenal and inspires our care and attention.
These years are when the core of personality, language,
movement and trust are developed. Our classroom environments have been prepared to
meet the needs of the infant and foster independence, psychomotor development
and language acquisition. Here, the teacher is the
facilitator to provide this guidance and the classroom offers examples of how parents can follow through with the learning experience at