Prepared Environment

When we combine the montessori equipment with child sized tables and chairs, low stimulation and teachers eager to assist the child’s exploration, we call this the prepared environment. After the child has been taught how to use each set of materials, he or she is free to select materials independently and allowed to study his or her chosen materials uninterrupted. The prepared environment will look different at each level of education, but the principles that remain unchanged are order, beauty and simplicity.