“The most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one, the period from birth to the age of six. For that is the time when man’s intelligence itself, his greatest implement, is being formed.”—Dr. Maria Montessori
Preschool matters—not just a little, but in a life-changing way. Montessori education has helped children flourish for over 100 years. On January 6, 1907, Dr. Maria Montessori, Italy’s first female physician, opened her first preschool, called the Casa Dei Bambini (Children’s House) in a working-class, underprivileged community in Rome. Her preschool students flourished and outperformed more privileged children in elementary school assessments. Word spread, and soon Montessori preschools operated across Europe, America, and India.
Today, authentic Montessori schools like LePort deliver the same amazing results. Do your research. With the growing popularity of Montessori, many preschools use the name to market themselves; yet as it isn’t trademarked, only some actually deliver on the Montessori promise. Read on to learn what makes for a quality Montessori preschool—and how your child can flourish in preschool at LePort Montessori.