Maria Montessori created a philosophy of education that begins at birth, when infants’ minds are already busy absorbing their environment and learning about the world. As leaders in Montessori in Singapore we set about to create an infant program steeped in Montessori principles.
From birth to (approximately) age six, your child’s brain works in a very different way than an adult’s does. At this age, their mind is like a sponge, soaking up huge amounts of information from their environment. They are absorbing everything around them, effortlessly, continuously, and indiscriminately. This is what Maria Montessori referred to as “the absorbent mind.”