A Montessori program is based on self-direction, non-competitive and cooperative activities that help a child develop a strong self-image, high levels of academic and social competence, encouraged making decisions at an early age, Montessori educated children are problem-solvers who can make appropriate choices, manage their time, and work well with others. They exchange ideas, discuss and work freely.

Child development:-

Montessori: – It develops cognitive, social, emotional and moral emphasis in child. It develops in depth knowledge of child by learning and reasoning, interacts with other kids and develops moral strength.

Traditional: – Just social development emphasis Kids interacts with other kids and talk about what they like, whom they like, they play to-gather.

Teacher Role:-

Montessori: – Teacher motivates the environment with Montessori materials.

Traditional: – Teacher act as an instructor by remaining in a center of class.

Inner discipline:-

Montessori: – Montessori environment emphasizes inner discipline in child.

Traditional: – Teacher enforces discipline.

Communication between Child and Teacher:-

Montessori: – One to one instruction and observation between child and teacher.

Traditional: – Group and some individual instruction between child and teacher.

Age Group:-

Montessori: – Kids of different age group work to-gather in class room.

Traditional: – Kids of same age group in one class

Communication between children:-

Montessori: – Children are encouraged to teach each other and help each other.

Traditional: – Most of teaching is done by teacher.

Curriculum: –

Montessori: – Curriculum is structured for each child.

Traditional: – Curriculum is structured for the whole class.

Role of material: –

Montessori: – Child is taught concept by hands on Montessori materials.

Traditional: – Child is taught concepts by the teacher.


Montessori: -Child chooses own work from interest and abilities.

Traditional: – Curriculum structured by child�s little interest.

Error Handling:-

Montessori: -Child identifies own errors from feedback from the educational material.

Traditional: – Teacher identifies errors.

Learning Process: –

Montessori: – Learning is reinforced internally by individual�s repetition with learning materials and built the confidence. Multi-sensory learning materials for child�s 5 sense exploration.

Traditional: – Learning is reinforced externally by group repetition and rewards. Paper and pencil approach to learning.

Work Environment: –

Montessori: – Purposeful movement in the classroom is encouraged to work independent.

Traditional: – Child usually assigned own chair: encouraged to participate and listen during group sessions.