Montessori is a learning community of children mixed in ages from preschool through kindergarten. The children work on specially-designed and sequenced materials following their own interests and timetables.
It is different from mainstream traditional education programs where children are in groups and everyone must work on what the teacher chooses. Some people think that Montessori is only for bright children or children with special needs. Some say Montessori is too structured or children can do whatever they want.
These are some of the more common misunderstandings about the Montessori philosophy because Montessori is a different type of early childhood program. So who is Montessori for?