*”Our care of the child should be governed, not by the desire to make him learn things, but by the endeavor always to keep burning within him that light which is called intelligence.”*
We remember Maria Montessori today, she was born 148 years ago.
She proved truly that children are the potential of humanity which was her deep belief.
Look at the legacy she left behind. There is not a continent and even few countries are left behind most have 100’s of Montessori schools and there are 1000’s of Montessori Associations all over the world.
Montessori was way ahead of the education experts of her day. She was one of the very first educators who helped the world realise that the early years was the most important part of the education of a child.
We must embrace what she stood for an advocate for the wholesome well being of the child.
If only we could see what she saw. Nigeria could change our story and can change our story through the child.
Remember Maria Montessori today and think, how can I help the children in my care reach their fullest potential.
Happy posthumous birthday dear Maria Montessori.