Maria Montessori was an Italian physician, educator, and innovator, acclaimed for her educational method that builds on the way children naturally learn. She opened the first Montessori school—the Casa dei Bambini, or Children’s House—in Rome on January 6, 1907. Subsequently, she traveled the world and wrote extensively about her approach to education, attracting many devotees. There are now more than 22,000 Montessori schools in at least 110 countries worldwide. Click on this link http://www.biography.com/people/maria-montessori-9412528 for complete information related to her life and achievements.
Today, the Montessori Method is recognized to be a learning system and an approach for life that was well ahead of its time, as it is as relevant today if not more than ever, and recognized as one of the best approaches to educate and nurture the whole human being.