How Is Creativity Nurtured?

What do the founders of Amazon, Wikipedia and Google have in common? They are not just creative and successful entrepreneurs of this generation, but they all had their start in the Montessori environment. They all received a Montessori education. Peter Sims, a journalist for the Wall Street Journal asks the question, “Is there something going on here?  Is there something about the Montessori approach that nurtures creativity and inventiveness that we can all learn from?” Read more of what he discovered in his WSJ article.

An early Montessori approach is now frequently sought after by many young parents who desire the best possible foundation for their child’s early education. For example, the late Princess Diana chose Montessori education for her young boys, Princes William and Harry.  Such was the case for the parents of Beyoncé Knowles, Taylor Swift, Anne Frank, George Clooney, David Blaine, Julia Childs, Stephen Curry, and YoYo Ma, to name a few. These movers-and-shakers of arts, culture, music and sports can trace their roots back to a Montessori upbringing.

At Little Lea, we are deeply committed to unlocking the limitless possibilities offered by the Montessori approach in nurturing the little ones entrusted to us.  We strive to follow and fully engage the child in Montessori’s ways of which she observes “There is in the child a special kind of sensitivity which leads him to absorb everything about him, and it is this work of observing and absorbing that alone enables him to adapt himself to life.  He does it in virtue of an unconscious power that exists in childhood…”  Maria Montessori

Published by Montessori Mom

Hello! My name is Gaye Haralu and am a resident of Harrodsburg, KY. I have lived here for the past 10 years working as a minister and Montessori teacher. I have been a working mother most of my adult life. Twenty years ago when our oldest children were very little and we had moved to another state to begin new jobs I did not know what we were going to do with our two little ones. Then we were introduced to a Daycare Provider who provided care for a number of children out of her home. She became part of the family and has set the bar so high! Our children loved her and loved going to her home. They learned a great deal about kindness and respect for all people from her. They also were read to abundantly every day and played outside constantly – even when it was snowing – especially when it was snowing! We moved away from that area but will forever be indebted to her dedication and care for our children. We have created Little Lea in-home Montessori day care in Harrodsburg to continue in the same vein and be a blessing to families who may need such an environment.

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