The “Child-Focused” approach to teaching & learning was developed from over two centuries of research in education. A number of well-known experts around the world, historically and presently, agree and approve of our methods.
Dr. Maria Montessori (1870-1952) was born in Alcona, Italy. While she was Italy’s first female physician, she was also an important educational reformer and the founder of Montessori method of education. Her approach comes from studying children's spontaneous learning behavior during school. Advocating that schools should be tailored around the design of an effective children's learning environment. She also proposed the concept of "The Absorbent Mind" and "Sensitive Periods.”
German educator Friedrich Froebel (1782-1852) is significant for developing a philosophy of education based on nature and play. He established the first kindergarten (“Child’s Garden”) in Germany, in the early-mid 1800’s. His work had a major influence on Maria Montessori…and beyond.
John Dewey (1859-1962) was an American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer. He proposed that the concept of a "child-centered” classroom should be the goal to support the development and growth of children. His theory and approach of “learning by doing” is based on the work he did in philosophy, psychology and education. Dewey’s pedagogical approach is perhaps the most important and best-known argument against the more traditional — and more (“one-size-fits-all”) test oriented — teacher-centered education.
Chen Heqin (March 5, 1892 -1982 December 30th), from Zhejiang Shangyu, is a famous Chinese educator, psychologist and professor. He is the founder of modern early childhood education in China. Chen Heqin puts forward to the theory of "living education", attaching importance to scientific experiments, advocating that the development of Chinese children's education should be suitable for the national conditions according to the theory of children's physical and mental development. His life was mainly engaged in a series of pioneering research and practice in early childhood education, including "family education" and other works.