The goal of early childhood education should be to activate the child's own natural desire to learn.
The Montessori approach offers a broad vision of education as an aid to life. It is designed to help children with their task of inner construction as they grow from childhood to maturity. It succeeds because it draws its principles from the natural development of the child. Its flexibility provides a matrix within which each individual child’s inner directives freely guide the child toward wholesome growth.Learn more about how we implement a Montessori Education at IMCH - Quality Education and Care
IMCH is a member of the Montessori Australia Foundation (MAF).
The Montessori Australia Foundation (MAF) is the national body supporting the diverse Montessori movement in Australia. MAF is a not-for-profit organisation and Registered Charity that provides tailored services to schools and centres, teachers, other professionals and parents within the Montessori sector. MAF maintains communication with all Montessori programmes across Australia and acts as a clearinghouse for Montessori information and communication.MAF provide an extensive amount of information for Parents and Professionals.
Please visit their website for further information.
Maria Montessori (1870-1952 )
Maria Montessori was an Italian physician, educator, and innovator, acclaimed for her educational method that builds on the way children naturally learn."Every piece of equipment, every exercise, every method Montessori developed was based on what she observed children to do “naturally,” by themselves, unassisted by adults. Children teach themselves. This simple but profound truth inspired Montessori’s lifelong pursuit of educational reform, methodology, psychology, teaching and teacher training – all based on her dedication to furthering the self-creating process of the child.”
MAF provide an extensive amount of information about Maria Montessori's life and works. Follow this link to the MAF website.