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