We recognize that small children are feeling and thinking persons in the most essential stages of emotional and cognitive development during the early years. The main value of the Montessori method lies in the self-discipline, self-motivation, independence, and love of learning that the children achieve.
The early years of childhood are more important developing the child’s whole personality than any succeeding period. as Benjamin Bloom states in Stability and Change in Human Characteristics. The individual developing 50% of his intelligence from conception to age 4, from ages 4 to 8 he develops another 30%, and from the ages 8 to 17 the remaining 20%—- about 17% of intellectual growth takes place between the ages of 4 and 6.
Children of mixed ages and abilities work together in Montessori a class. Upgraded grouping permit independent development, discourages individual competition and allows whatever activities sites his particulars stage of development. He progreses from that point, at his own pace, in his own pattern. Children may work at a task uninterrupted for as long as they wish,This uncompetitive character of class encourages easy social relationships.