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Montessori 150 News

Birth Day Message from AMI/USA

1 September 2019

“The child is endowed with unknown powers, which can guide us to a radiant future. If what we really want is a new world, then education must take as its aim the development of these hidden possibilities.” ~ Dr. Maria Montessori (1870-1952, The Absorbent Mind)

As we look forward to celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Maria Montessori, we take a moment to honour her strength, her compassion, her foresight and her brilliance. Montessori is most well known for her pioneering insights as a scientist and researcher, however, let’s also remember her today for her humanitarian efforts in the defense and honouring of the child as critical in achieving peace. Her legacy continues through all of those who are fortunate enough to be touched by this work. We thank you, Maria Montessori, for the hope you have given us through your words and belief in a better tomorrow. Happy birthday Maria Montessori from AMI/USA!