Primary Classroom (Montessori)

by 01 Aug 2023Glossary

Primary Classroom (Montessori)

In the Montessori approach, the Primary Classroom caters to children between the ages of three and six years. It typically encompasses preschool and kindergarten-aged children[1].

This multi-age grouping allows for a family-like environment in which younger children learn from the older ones and the older children reinforce their learning by teaching the younger ones. The classrooms are equipped with specific Montessori materials that encourage hands-on, self-paced, collaborative, and joyful learning[2].

In the Primary Classroom, children develop fundamental skills in areas like language, mathematics, sensorial activities, practical life exercises, and cultural studies. This forms a solid foundation upon which they build throughout their education.


Montessori Quotes on Primary Classroom

The environment must be rich in motives which lend interest to activity and invite the child to conduct his own experiences.
— Maria Montessori