"One basic idea of Montessori philosophy is that carried, unseen within each child, is the person the child will become. To develop to the fullest physical, spiritual, and intellectual potential, the child must have freedom achieved through order and self-discipline. To a child the world is full of sights and sounds, which appear chaotic. From this chaos the child gradually creates order and learns to distinguish among the impressions, which assail the senses, thus slowly gaining mastery of self and the environment.
Excerpted from the preschool's website