The Montessori curriculum is designed with many developmental aspects of the child in mind. These include the young child’s natural sensitivities for movement, language, order and development of the senses. The curriculum also considers the child’s ‘human tendencies’ for independence, sociability, concentration, repetition, imitation, exploration and work. The child has a unique mind during these early years known as the ‘absorbent mind’ – one that absorbs everything in their environment. With all of this knowledge, the three classrooms at Great Beginnings are thoughtfully and carefully prepared by the teachers. There are number of different areas from which the child is free to choose their activities. These areas include Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Mathematics and Culture.