Abba's Heart Montessori School
We are a private Crèche, Nursery and Elementary School in Lagos, Nigeria. We adhere to the educational principles of Dr Maria Montessori and believe in each child's creative and God-given potentials. The school is situated at Km 43, Lekki-Epe Expressway, Opposite Eko-Akete First Gate, Awoyaya, Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos.
We believe in and practice the Montessori Philosophy as follows:
Montessori education is an educational approach developed by Italian physician and educator Maria Montessori based on her extensive experience in special education.Maria Montessori was born in Ancona, Italy in 1870. While working with children with special needs, she developed learning materials to help them follow normal academic programme.
This profound success inspired her to work on the learning materials on a much broader basis especially for all other children. In 1907, the first Montessori school opened, starting the widespread of the Montessori Method of education. Today, Montessori education is practiced in an estimated 7,000 schools worldwide, serving children from birth to eighteen years old.
She accepted a challenge in 1906: to educate 60 children of working parents in the San Lorenzo district of Rome. It was there that she founded the first Casa dei Bambini, or "Children's House," and developed what ultimately became the Montessori way of education. She saw the children's almost effortless ability to absorb knowledge from their surroundings, as well as their tireless interest in manipulating materials. Every piece of equipment, every exercise, every lesson Dr. Montessori developed was based on what she observed children to do "naturally" by themselves and unassisted by adults.