As opposed to most kindergarten classrooms, Montessori spaces are deliberately serene. They are exquisitely prepared to be esthetically spare. Cartoons are absent. Gaudy colors and designs are nowhere to be seen. The Montessori prepared environment does not impose rowdily upon the child’s senses but rather offers the child a quiet invitation to browse, explore, take an interest, choose, engage fully and enter into a long and deep concentration during a purposeful activity. Read more »