The Montessori Advantage
The goal of both Montessori and traditional kindergartens is the same: to provide learning experiences for the child. The biggest differences lie in the kind of learning experiences each school provides and the methods they use to accomplish this goal.
Montessori educators believe both differences are important because they help shape what a child learns, his work habits and his future attitudes towards himself and the world around him.
The objective is not the transmission of knowledge for its own sake, but rather the development of learning skills as a resource upon which the child can draw in mastering his environment.