Watch how children in our Toddler program interact with their environment

the third teacher.

In Montessori, the classroom plays a key role in a child's learning. Montessori believed that children thrive in environments that are thoughtfully and intentionally prepared to spark curiosity and exploration. In fact, it is common in the Montessori method to reference the Environment as the Third Teacher.

The premise of The Third Teacher is that in every classroom environment there are three entities responsible for teaching and learning; the first is the teacher, the second is the student, and the third is the environment.