We are the families, children, teachers, and staff of the Wichita Montessori School. And though we’ve been an integral part of this community’s educational landscape for more than a quarter century, we’re often reminded that not everyone who might benefit from joining us has a clear picture of what goes on here.
In response to the crisis in American education, more than five thousand public and private schools across the nation have adopted the timeless Montessori Method of teaching, of which this book is the cornerstone. The Absorbent Mind takes its title from the phrase that the inspired Italian doctor coined to characterize the child’s most crucial developmental stage: the first six years.
A Modern Approach has been called the single best book for anyone – educator, childcare professional, and especially parent – seeking answers to the questions: What is the Montessori method? Are its revolutionary ideas about early childhood education relevant to today’s world? And most important, is a Montessori education right for my child?
A young Italian woman named Maria Montessori developed theories about childhood education that have had widespread influence on teaching methods around the world. This revised edition of the authoritative work on the Montessori method is a goldmine resource for programs and materials, an invaluable introductory for the newcomer, and a fine general review for those already familiar with Montessori.