The discovery that the child has a mind able to absorb on its own accord produces a revolution in education. We can now understand easily why the first period in human development, in which character is formed, is the most important. — Maria Montessori, The Absorbent Mind
The first three years of life are the most fundamental in the development of human beings and their potential. These years are when the core of personality, language, movement and trust are developed. Our classroom environment has been prepared to meet the needs of the toddler in order to foster independence, psychomotor development and language acquisition. Here, the teacher is the facilitator to provide this guidance and the classroom offers examples of how parents can follow through with the learning experience at home.