The prepared environment is the term used in Montessori to describe how each Montessori space is designed to enrich the lives of the people who use the space. SO you may ask, “How do you create a Montessori home?”

In a Montessori school, each classroom is specifically designed to appeal to the age range of children in that class (a three year age span in Montessori). In a Montessori home, the family room and kitchen will offer opportunity for all those who live there, where the bedrooms will be specific to only those who sleep in that space.

A Montessori home responds to the individual as well as the community/family needs. For example, in a prepared kitchen, young children can reach their own dishes in order to help set the table, and use a stool to reach the counter in order to help prepare food for meals.

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