Children entering at age four or five do not consistently come to the end of the three-year cycle having developed the same skills, work habits, or values.
The Prepared Environment is unique to the Montessori Method of Education. The calm, well-ordered environment allows for movement and activity and facilitates independent learning and exploration. Here, children experience a combination of freedom and self-discipline, as guided by this rich environment. Uncluttered and well maintained, the environment is both beautiful and inviting.
The Prepared Environment is designed to meet the needs of each individual child at different stages of development. The child-sized furniture, shelves and materials allow the children opportunity to do for themselves what otherwise would only be accomplished with the aid of an adult.