The transformation of children from birth to adulthood occurs through a series of developmental planes.
Montessori practice changes in scope and manner to embrace the child’s changing characteristics and interests.
What is an environment?
Simply put, Montessori classrooms are called “environments” because of the way that Montessori schools are structured! Unlike traditional classrooms, Montessori environments feature specific areas with specialized materials that are introduced depending upon the age of the children in the environment. Montessori students flow freely throughout the space, taking on new challenges in each subject area. There are no desks or assigned seats, rather students take ownership of the entire environment and its contents.
Additionally, Montessori environments are composed of students spanning three years of age. This allows for expanded social development and opportunities to learn and grow by interacting with each other.