The Prepared Environment

The Montessori classroom is a carefully prepared environment designed specifically with the child’s development in mind.  Low shelves, small tables and chairs, and a plethora of Montessori materials are designed to facilitate the child’s move to independence as well as instilling a sense of empowerment and self-esteem within the child.  Rather than “playing with toys”, children “work with lessons”, freely chosen, and done in a manner that is both purposeful and necessary in order for the children to feel mastery of the world around them.


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