Montessori focuses on educating the whole child, including physical, spiritual, social, cognitive and emotional education.
This means that you might find a Montessori 3-year-old carefully walking on a line while carrying a glass of water, learning to control his body and his movements. You might find a child meditating or doing yoga while you see another practicing subtraction nearby. Each of these components is considered equally important.
“The most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one, the period from birth to the age of six.”Maria Montessori
Google founders credit their success to the Montessori schools they attended as children, which nurtured their sense of self-motivation. Their experience with the Montessori teaching led them to question what was going on in the world and explore different ways of doing things at an early age.