Creating a positive enabling environment

Maria Montessori came to the realisation that the prepared environment is key to the child’s development. A prepared environment is a space created for the special purpose of assisting the full and natural development of
children. It contains everything necessary to enable their full development, making it possible for them to function independently as they explore and discover the world. This environment is one with freedom within
boundaries, so there is remarkable structure and order in it. It is marked by reality and nature and with a beaming beauty. Montessori materials are made available to the child to teach and develop himself while developing community life.

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