The Early Childhood classroom is a child centered environment. Children use hands on materials to develop gross and fine motor control, and awareness of similarities and differences, self control, and independence. Each child works at his/her own pace, within his or her own capabilities, and stage of development.
The different personalities of each child mesh so that patience and empathy are taught by some children; while other children provide stability and direction. Through individual and group activities, the child experiences decision making, concern for his or her own and other's property rights, and independent thinking.
The Montessori classroom allows the child to focus upon ordering their environment and to become familiar with academic concepts through concrete manipulation of materials. This prepared environment provides the opportunity to develop order, coordination, concentration, and a sense of independence.