Montessori education is an educational approach developed by Italian physician and educator Maria Montessori and characterized by an emphasis on independence, freedom within limits, and respect for a child's natural psychological, physical, and social development.

Children are human beings to whom respect is due, superior to us by reason of their innocence and of the greater possibilities of their future

- Maria Montessori

  • Mixed age classrooms, with classrooms for children ages 2 or 2 1/2 to 6 years old by far the most common
  • Student choice of activity from within a prescribed range of options
  • Uninterrupted blocks of work time, ideally three hours
  • A constructivist or "discovery" model, where students learn concepts from working with materials, rather than by direct instruction
  • Specialized educational materials developed by Montessori and her collaborators
  • Freedom of movement within the classroom
  • A trained Montessori teacher
  • In addition, many Montessori schools design their programs with reference to Montessori's model of human development from her published works, and use pedagogy, lessons, and materials introduced in teacher training derived from courses presented by Montessori during her lifetime.

    Happy Nest Montessori Pre-School was established in Pondicherry with a mission to prepare dynamic individuals by providing an enriching learning environment filled with ample resources and untold of multi sensorial activities.

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