Maria Montessori very wisely said that “the things [a child] sees are not just remembered; they form a part of his soul.” These words deeply resonate with me, because they remind me of the importance of our role as educators. For so many children today, school is about memorization and tests, but at Litchfield Montessori education is about inspiring the boundless curiosity that lives in each child, and encouraging children to explore, to ask questions, and to develop a life-long love of learning.

At LMS it is our mission to focus on the development of the whole child, but it is important to take a moment and think about what that means. The Montessori curriculum and carefully prepared classroom environments create a climate that encourages curiosity and supports academic achievement. Equally important, each classroom forms a community where children learn personal responsibility, develop communication skills, foster character development, cultivate leadership skills, and promote independence. All of these are skills that are critical for success both in and out of school.

Some of today’s greatest innovators, such as Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, as well as Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon.com, credit their Montessori education for much of their success. Some have even gone so far as to structure their companies similarly to that of a Montessori classroom. Come and visit Litchfield Montessori and find out how we can bring education alive for your child.

“Education, even of a small child, does not aim at preparing him for school, but for life.” ~ Maria Montessori

Learn more about Montessori Education here.