Montessori Environment is known as, “Prepared Environment”. The prepared environment is designed so that the child is provided with maximum opportunity for learning and exploration. The phrase ‘prepared environment’ refers to a well-thought out environment, classroom or home, designed with the child in mind. The goal of the prepared environment is to foster independence in the child.
The six principles of the prepared environment are freedom, structure and order, beauty, nature and reality, social environment, and intellectual environment.