The Montessori Method of education is a child centered, rather than teacher directed, method of education. It is based on the science of observing the child from birth to adulthood in an effort to understand and meet his needs in all areas of development within the framework of the prepared classroom environment and in partnership with parents. The child’s needs, interests and unique potential are revealed through his work in a prepared environment in which he learns through his senses and through physical movement. Children learn by doing and are given the opportunity to work at their own pace in a mixed-age grouping which allows for real life experiences. In this model children learn to become self-evaluators, and independent learners who maintain a love of learning throughout their lifetime. Dr. Montessori’s Method has been time tested, with over a century of success throughout the world. There are now more than 22,000 Montessori schools in at least 110 countries worldwide.