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maria montessori
Maria Montessori (b. 1870) was the first female in Italy to earn a medical degree. When working with the urban poor in San Lorenzo, she put together the first “Children’s House,” observing the children and adapting the environment to meet their physical, emotional, and cognitive needs. Due to the success of the first Children’s House in 1907, the philosophy and materials she developed have been replicated around the world. Montessori spent the rest of her life observing children and expanding her method to different age levels.


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Dear Dr. Montessori,
On behalf of the Montessori Educational Association of America I have the honor to inform you that we have elected you as its first Honorary member and to express to you in this way our deep appreciation of your great work for humanity.
- Alexander Graham Bell, 1913