Madam Maria Montessori is the founder of the Montessori Method of education.
She started her first classroom “ Casa dei Bambini” – Children’s House in 1907.
In 1939, the Theosophical Society of India extended an invitation to Dr. Montessori, who was then 69 years old. She accepted the invitation and reached India the same year. She made Adyar, Chennai her home and lived there along with her son, Mario.
Dr. Montessori was in India till the year 1947 due to world war ll. During her years in India, Dr. Montessori conducted sixteen training courses, creating a very strong base for the method here.
Montessori Method of education insists on the importance of respecting children.