To learn and discover is an innate urge, and when a child is given the opportunity to follow their own inspiration and curiosity, their creative and intellectual capacities are given full freedom to develop and flourish. The role of the teacher is to provide a ‘prepared environment’ which facilitates this process, and to follow the needs of the child as they grow and develop.
Two fundamental strands of Montessori education are the Cosmic Curriculum and Peace Education. The Cosmic Curriculum emphasises the connectedness of the universe, exploring the links between different fields of knowledge, cultures and individuals. Peace Education involves all activities that foster harmony and grow peace with the individual as well as across the world.