The Montessori approach focuses on the holistic development of the child. It values the human spirit and looks at the development of the child as a whole individual in society. Montessori children learn to be critical thinkers, to work together, and to present themselves and speak openly and boldly.
Directresses model the behaviour that is expected of the child, behaviours such as respect, kindness, being loving, being peaceful, resolving situations of conflict etc. Montessori children learn that sociability is not only a task for ‘playtime’ this is a task for general interaction and communication in all situations.