Montessori is also child-centered in the materials. The materials are unusual to a first-time visitor who compares the classroom with more conventional preschools and child care centers. The classrooms are carefully designed to be largely independently used, self-correcting and multi-functional. They are sized appropriately for little hands, and are kept in good condition with everything a child needs for the activity set in a visually appealing manner. In addition to teaching concepts, they foster concentration and strengthening of fine motor skills. The materials introduce both basic and advanced concepts; for example, a young child may explore the world map and fit together the puzzle pieces while an older child will use the same material to label countries and create maps.
This child-centered approach cultivates a joy in and love for learning and fuels an innate curiosity!