At the end of February, room 3 celebrated Montessori Education Week by studying the time line of Maria Montessori's life. Here are some of the highlights:
August 31, 1870: Maria Montessori was born in Chiaravalle, Italy.
1875: The Montessori family moves to Rome and she starts school.
1882: Maria continues her schooling at a Technical School for boys against her father's wishes.
1896: Against all odds she graduates from medical school, becoming Italy's first woman doctor. She begins to work with special needs children and developes her observational skills.
January 6, 1907: She opens the doors of the first Casa dei Bambini (Children's House) in a poor neighborhood of Rome. For more than 45 years Dr. Montessori travels the world teaching children and training teachers to help children reach their potential.
May 6, 1952: Mari Montessori dies at the age of 83 in Amsterdam.