What do we mean when we say we “Educate the whole child?”.
It’s a term coined from Dr. Maria Montessori where she believed that learning doesn’t start or end with school and we must develop the whole child.
“It is an approach that values the human spirit and the development of the whole child—physical, social, emotional, cognitive. Dr Montessori studied not only the physical development of children, but also their intellectual and social development. She conceived and evolved the method of educating the “whole child”.”American Montessori Society