The concept of Montessori education steps back more than a century when Dr. Maria Montessori, an Italian physician and educator, developed a method of child-centered education that is based on the way children naturally learn. She opened her first Montessori school in 1907. Today there are more than 4,000 Montessori schools in the United States and two of them are located within the communities of Homewood and Flossmoor.A major difference in Montessori learning as compared to a traditional classroom is that rather than an instructor leading all activities with a group . . .
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