“The first aim of the prepared environment is, as far as it is possible, to render the growing child independent of the adult.” Maria Montessori
The Montessori ‘prepared environment’ is designed and structured to have the ‘child at the center’. In other words, it is a world where the child can follow their intrinsic desire to explore, learn and thus discover their unique learning path and potential.
The ‘child centered’ environment does not inhibit the child, rather it supports, guides and leads the child on a continual journey. One which is based on individualized self -realization and intellectual nurturing. It mainly incorporates six attributes: