Montessori is an educational method created in the early 1900’s by Maria Montessori, an Italian physician, psychologist and educator. Dr. Montessori observed that children teach themselves. This simple truth inspired Montessori’s lifelong pursuit of educational reform, methodology, psychology, teaching, and teacher training–all based on her dedication to furthering the self-creating process of the child. Dr. Montessori’s pioneering work created a blueprint for nurturing all children – learning disabled to gifted – to become self-motivated, independent and lifelong learners. Dr. Montessori has become widely recognized as being ahead of her time. Remarkably, her visionary ideas continue to profoundly influence the entire educational landscape.