Essential Qualities of the Prepared Environment: What we know and what we often forget!

Kitty Bravo

In this interactive workshop, Kitty Bravo puts the teacher’s emphasis back on the preparation of the environment, which Dr. Montessori identified as the adult guide’s main task. When prepared deliberately and precisely, the environment calls the children to activity and supports their optimal development. In this session, participants will explore the many facets of the tangible environment that ultimately come together to set our children up for a successful learning experience. They will also analyse photos of Montessori Early Childhood environments in a variety of settings, assessing what works and what could be done better. Participants are invited to send photos of exceptionally beautiful or well-prepared environments, as well as photos of environmental challenges you would like support to improve. Send digital photos by September 20 to ( with the subject line: HK Prepared Environment)