Are arranged neatly on low shelves, where everything has a place, and provides independent handling.
Are attractively displayed and in good condition. There is a lot of attention to detail, as children in early childhood are sensitive to detail.
Are arranged in a logical sequence, going from simple to more complex.
The adult should “rotate in” supplementary materials and lessons in a regular and logical manner, which compliment rather than detract from the Montessori materials. She should be able to justify their placement in the classroom.
- The school should encourage parents to observe in their child’s environment.
- There should be provision for a parent education program.
- There should be opportunity for the parents to volunteer and help build the community.
Adapted from :
The International Montessori Council – Best Practices
The International Montessori Council Checklist – For Teachers
Montessori Unlimited – checklist