Montessori House Brussels uses the method of education founded by Dr. Maria Montessori.
Dr. Maria Montessori was born in Italy in 1870 and was the first woman to graduate from the University of Rome Medical School. She became highly involved in children’s education when asked to work with children from impoverished backgrounds in Rome.
In 1901 she worked in a centre for children, who due to their circumstances, could not be taught. She transformed the environment in these centres into one providing love, care and rich experiences. The children soon began to pass exams which they were thought incapable of.
In 1907 she organised day-care for young children in one of Rome’s poorest areas where they took care of their own environment and were given real life challenges. This was the first Casa dei Bambini, or Children’s House, which laid the foundation for The Montessori Method worldwide.