The Montessori pre-school classroom is a ‘living room’ for children, a place in which they should feel at home and secure. Children choose their activities from among the self-correcting materials displayed on open shelves that allow the children to learn through all five senses.
Provide children with an early and general foundation
The preschool environment unifies the psychosocial, physical and academic functioning of the child. Its most important task is to provide children with an early and general foundation that will enable them to acquire more specialised knowledge and skills throughout their school career. This foundation includes a positive attitude toward school; an inner security and a sense of order and pride in the physical environment; abiding curiosity; a habit of concentration; habits of initiative and persistence; the ability to make decisions; self-discipline; and a sense of responsibility towards other members of the class, school, and community.