The following is the text from this section of the 2009-2010 edition of The Joyful Child, Montessori from Birth to Three.To see other sections of this publication return to: http://www.michaelolaf.com/JCcontents.html
The Absorbent Mind
Children in these early years literally absorb the life around them. An adult can never be too kind, too respectful and too wise, or pay too much attention to the sounds the child will hear, or the environment he will observe.
When children are not with their parents, attention must be paid in setting the highest standard of expectation for any other adults with whom children spend time.
The environment we create for our young children is the one they will tend to create for their children, and their grandchildren, on, and on and on . . .