Dr. Maria Montessori
Dr. Maria Montessori in 1896 became the very first female physician in Italy. She sacrificed her medical profession to research and scientifically observe little children in order to understand children’s true and normal nature. With years of dedication and close observation of children, Dr. Montessori discovered the Montessori Method that has been able to shape millions of little children’s lives across the world.
Dr. Montessori’s first Children’s House was founded in Rome in 1907 with sixty under-privileged children. Today, there are thousands of Montessori classrooms across the world, teaching millions of children in multiple languages. The Montessori Method is a well-recognized teaching method that cultivates values of independence, compassion, community and honesty in little children by stimulating physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of the child.