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Early Childhood: Montessori

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Biography: Maria Montessori

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(born Aug. 31, 1870, Chiaravalle, near Ancona, Italy — died May 6, 1952, Noordwijk aan Zee, Neth.) Italian educator and originator of the educational system that bears her name. The Montessori system is based on belief in the child’s creative potential, his drive to learn, and his right to be treated as an individual.

Maria Montessori. (2011). In Encyclopædia Britannica.

Montessori Resources from the Library

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