As Maria Montessori studied children she discovered that between birth and six, children have certain capabilities or sensitive periods for learning that will never again be so inviting to the young child. Three-year-olds absorb concepts and ideas in unique ways that make this an ideal time to begin Montessori education. Young children have an innate desire to emulate the people around them. This sensitive period indices the young learner to easily and naturally absorb each M
The community of preschool children is a great factor in preparing the stage for adult life, where there is almost always a range of ages and experience. The preschool child benefits from the nurturing, the care and the attention shown to them by children who are a little older. They absorb this experience and it becomes an example for a peaceful, cooperative world.