January 2, 2012
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As a student teacher enrolled in the Mid-America Montessori Teachers Training Institute, you will be teamed with an experienced Montessori teacher in an approved classroom site.
The first two years of life are the most important. Observations prove that small children are endowed with special psychic powers, and point to new ways of drawing them out, literally educating by cooperating with nature.
The work of the child consists of creating the human being that it has become. The adult works to improve his environment while the child works to improve himself.
Through manual activity the child reaches a higher level of intelligence; whoever has worked with his own hands has a stronger character… the child who has been able to work with his hands shows a marked development and force of character.
The child experiences the joy of discovery. Thus, the child discovers his own freedom, his own order, his own discipline and his own liberty.