The Harvard Center on the Developing Child has just released new research that explains why Montessorians care so much about carefully preparing a safe, clean, welcoming, and uplifting space for children. The places we live/learn/play affect us on a physiologic level!
This isn't just about uplifted, lovely classrooms. It's about clean air, clean water, and safe neighborhoods. This is about equity. If we want all children to thrive, we need to create environments that allow them to do so.