“The most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one, the period from birth to the age of six. The more fully the needs of one period are met, the greater will be the success of the next.”


Dr. Maria Montessori

  • Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
  • The greatest sign of success for a teacher… is to be able to say, ’The children are now working as if I did not exist.’
  • One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.
  • If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
  • Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war.
  • Our care of the child should be governed, not by the desire to make him learn things, but by the endeavour always to keep burning within him the light which is called intelligence.
  • The only language men ever speak perfectly is the one they learn in babyhood, when no one can teach them anything!
  • We teachers can only help the work going on, as servants wait upon a master.
  • We discovered that education is not something which the teacher does, but that it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being.
  • To aid life, leaving it free, however, that is the basic task of the educator.