525 California Dr
Burlingame, CA 94010-3912
Maria Montessori was born in Italy in 1870 and became the first woman in the country to earn her doctorate degree. After working with mentally-challenged children she developed a system of education based on scientific observation. She designed a system of materials that would challenge and honor thier growing capabilities.
The Montessori Philosophy is based on the idea that every child has the innate urge to learn and grow, which is facilitated through his interaction with his environment. The Montessori materials found in the classroom are designed to be manipulated and experimented with, promoting independence, concentration and creativity.
Excerpted from the preschool's website