Dr. Montessori discovered that children flourish in an environment that offers independence, order and self discipline. Materials appropriate for their age and development allow the children to complete daily tasks without the aid of an adult. Independence coupled with self-discipline creates an environment where children can work diligently and eagerly develop their skills and knowledge at their own pace. Gaining independence builds confidence, motivation and self sufficiency. All of these qualities help prepare the child for future success in primary education and beyond.