The Montessori Approach developed throughout the fascinating life of Maria Montessori. She spent many years observing and working with children. In the early years she observed children with learning disabilities and she came to the conclusion that if children are exposed to a correct of stimuli environment can naturally learn. In the process, she built on some of the ideas of others who had worked with children and she developed and refined her own ideas, materials and methods. She developed an encouraging, stimulating program where children could learn the skills they needed to eventually become responsible, productive, independent and loving citizens of the world. Montessori Schools and programs are found all over the world and her work has influenced early childhood education at every level.