What is Montessori?

Montessori is a system of learning created by Maria Montessori. Through
direct observations of the child, Maria Montessori discovered that from the
time a child is born he/she is learning through interacting with his/her
environment. Their stimulation is an intrinsic, unconscious desire to interact,
and through their senses he/she absorbs the world around themselves.

“It is the child who develops it in himself, taking it from the environment”.

Maria Montessori(The Formation Of Man P. 58)

All materials in the Montessori Classroom are designed by Maria Montessori
to facilitate her wonderful method of education; they are divided into five
areas. In The Montessori Circle Clontarf we believe that these teaching
methodologies are of great importance and it is one of our main objectives
to incorporate them into our curriculum and use them as a guide to a child’s
development. Below are Dr. Maria Montessori’s five principle curriculum areas.

You can click on each heading to find out how we use them in our curriculum: