Montessori Philosophy

La Crosse Montessori Preschool is firmly rooted in the teachings of Dr. Maria Montessori. She discovered that children have an innate love of learning and are eager to explore their environment. She observed that when given a rich, purposeful environment, children are by nature self-motivated, independent, self-disciplined, capable of intense concentration, and show respect for themselves, the word around them, and others. Montessori’s approach is intended to build upon these qualities so that children can develop into confident and responsible adults.


Parents can learn more about the Montessori philosophy and history at American Montessori Society.