As a Montessori lead teacher of primary students (age 3-5 years) for over ten years now, I am well versed in the many benefits of a Montessori education. Once I had a child of my own, my daughter Autumn, I looked forward to watching what the Montessori environment could provide for her in every area of development.
Last year when she was 16 months old, I enrolled her in the Toddler class at Pinewoods Montessori (where I teach). Even with my foundation in Montessori education and philosophy, I was surprised at all my 1 ½ year old learned throughout the school year. One afternoon, the culmination of what she learned was summed up through a game of UNO.