THE GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF A MONTESSORI ENVIRONMENT
PRINCIPLES THIRTEEN – FIFTEEN
Children are encouraged to dress themselves and be responsible for their own belongings. Children need to wear clothing that the can manage in order to allow them to be independent.
Asking permission to go to the restroom, to the water fountain, or to repeat a lesson is not necessary. The environment has been created in a safe manner for the children, and they are aware of their needs.
Respect for the child. We allow them to retain their dignity at all times. Greeting and dismissing the child with a handshake and eye contact encourages the use of grace and courtesy. Showing affection to children is essential to their sense of security and emotional growth. However, as parents you’re asked to allow your child the dignity to walk out of the school (their place of work) on their own two feet.