Dr. Maria Montessori realized that a young child had great potential for learning. To challenge a young mind she developed an alternative method of teaching that emphasized specially trained teachers and uniquely designed learning materials and apparatus – thus stimulating a child's mind. She believed that children’s innate desire to learn should be cultivated in their formative years to develop an even stronger desire to learn that will stay with them through life.
You can learn more about Maria Montessori at this biography page on MichealOlaf.net
I have a Masters in Occupational Therapy from Texas Woman's University with specialization in pediatrics. My Master’s thesis was evaluating effectiveness of handwriting programs in elementary kids. I have worked closely with pediatric clients in hospitals, therapy centers and special schools both in Dallas and in India. It has always been my passion and desire to work in the development of young kids. Seeing my two daughters thrive in Montessori settings, I saw the parallels between Montessori methods and Occupational Therapy. So, I decided to serve young kids through Montessori teachings. I currently am the director and head of New Age Montessori in Irving and Wisdom Montessori in Frisco.