There is no question that the stages of early infancy (0 to 6 years) and childhood (6 to 12 years) are crucial in the development of all human lives.
These years lay down all the necessary foundations to structure later learning, as brain growth and development, resulting from the synergy between a genetic code and the experiences of interaction with the environment, allow the development of social, emotional, cognitive, sensory-perceptive and motor abilities that shape the basis of a whole life.
Brain development occurs in cycles, in a non-lineal way. Nevertheless, cognitive and emotional capacities do not follow this same process by a long means: their development will depend greatly on the brain’s interaction with the environment.
Even though every boy and girl is born with a brain programmed genetically to extract from the environment all the information it needs to develop, the experiences it goes through during infancy and childhood, or deprivation of such experiences, will affect the brain development process.
Taking this information into account, GreenLeaves Montessori aims to develop every child’s brain capacities to the maximum instead of holding them back.