Preschool in Seattle, WA 98166
220 Sw 160 St
Seattle, WA 98166
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Dr. Maria Montessori (1870-1952) was the first woman in Italy to qualify as a physician. She specialized in pediatric medicine and subsequently became interested in childrens education. She developed her educational philosophy as a result of her direct observation of children.
Dr. Montessori observed that children have an innate desire to explore and learn about their world. The curriculum and teaching method she developed were designed to appeal to and nurture the childs basic desire to learn.
Many parents are attracted to Montessori because of the amount children learn at an early age. After spending three years in the Primary environment, a child is typically reading, writing, adding and subtracting, and naming continents and countries on the globe. However, the more significant value of a Montessori education lies in the often-overlooked aspects of a childs development that prepare them for full participation in our society.
At our school, Montessori means:
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