“Education begins at birth.”
Maria Montessori, born in Chiaravalle (AN) in 1870, was the first woman in Italy to become a Doctor of Medecin. She was also the first woman who was chosen to grace Italy’s currency, the Lira.
Montessori led an extraordinary life. She faced her own challenges and difficulties, but she had a rare ability to imagine the future by focusing on infancy, creating an educational panorama that is to this day quite surprisingly modern. So much so that the Montessori Method is practiced and applied by teachers the world over.
Montessori’s enlightened scientific research focused on children laid the foundation of her educational method, which tends to give great value to sensory experiences and learning through discovery.