Role of Third Year Student NAMC Montessori Classroom planes of development girls work with blocks
In the Montessori classroom, third-year students apply
their knowledge and model behavior for younger students
When Maria Montessori developed her educational method, she created programs that encompass a three-year learning cycle. This three-year cycle corresponds with Montessori’s planes of development, each of which spans six years of the child’s life:
  • First plane: 0–6 years (Absorbent Mind)
  • Second plane: 6–12 years (Childhood)
  • Third plane: 12–18 years (Adolescence)
  • Fourth plane: 18–24 years (Young Adult)
Within each plane of development, there is a natural separation and transformation that occurs every three years.

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