In Montessori education, the term Psychic Embryo refers to the concept that the first three years of a child’s life is a period of mental development that parallels the physical development that occurs during the nine months of gestation. During this early stage of life, the brain relies on experiences in the environment to complement the genetic blueprint. The term “psychic embryo” highlights the importance of the postnatal period in shaping the human psyche.
- 1Montessori Quotes
- 2Research and Critiques
- 3Comparisons to Other Methods
- 4See Also
- 5Glossary of Montessori Terms
- 6Please help to translate this page into your local language