The goal of early childhood education should be to activate the child’s own natural desire to learn.
The education of even a small child, therefore, does not aim at preparing him for school, but for life.
The most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one, the period from birth to the age of six.
When children come into contact with nature, they reveal their strength.
The greatest sign of success for a teacher… is to be able to say, ‘The children are now working as if I did not exist.’
Play is the work of the child.
To assist a child, we must provide him with an environment which will enable him to develop freely.
The child, making use of all that he finds around him, shapes himself for the future.
Education cannot be effective unless it helps a child to open up himself to life.
The environment must be rich in motives which lend interest to activity and invite the child to conduct his own experiences.
The senses, being the explorers of the world, open the way to knowledge.
The land is where our roots are. The children must be taught to feel and live in harmony with the Earth.
What the hand does the mind remembers.