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Dr. Maria Montessori

Maria Montessori was a truly remarkable woman. Born in 1870, she was the first woman to be granted a medical degree from an Italian University.

Her life work began in 1907 with a group of pre-school children from the tenement houses in Rome, when she opened her famous "Casa dei Bambini" or "Children’s House." Through her observations and work with these children she discovered their astonishing, almost effortless ability to learn. Children taught themselves! This simple but profound truth formed the cornerstone of her life-long pursuit of educational reform.

Today there are Montessori centres throughout the world.