Maria Montessori was born in Italy in 1870.
Dr. Montessori was the first woman to receive a medical degree in Italy, and following graduation she became director of a school for the mentally disabled in Rome.
While at this school she formulated her philosophies, principles, and methods for the education of very young children. She achieved startling results and the children under her tutelage passed many exams given to normal children.
Her system of education, which proudly bears her name today, is widely acclaimed by educators and psychologists. Dr. Montessori lectured and wrote numerous books on learning and the child until her death in 1952.
Today, in Montessori schools all over the world, her teachings are an inspiration to educators and parents who believe in the overwhelming educational influence of the first six years of a child's life.
- Maria Montessori Her Life and Works, E.M. Standing
- The Montessori Method, Maria Montessori
- Secret of Childhood, Maria Montessori
- Absorbent Mind, Maria Montessori
- Essential Montessori, Michael Olaf