The prepared Montessori environment allows students to explore freely on their own initiative and meet their individual needs through spontaneous activity. The children learn to work quietly and intently on their chosen tasks with the teaching material. The teachers respond to the essential needs of the child, giving lessons when appropriate, allowing the child to make creative choices and repeat activities in order to reinforce the knowledge of materials. The emphasis is on the child’s own work cycle, allowing for periods of work without interference or interruption. Through self-directed activities in the areas of Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Mathematics and Culture, the child builds concentration and develops independence and self-discipline.