“Directing our action toward mankind means, first and foremost, doing so with regard to the child. The child, that ‘forgotten citizen’, must be appreciated in accordance with his true value. His rights as a human being, who shapes all of mankind, must become sacred and the secret of laws of his normal psychic development must light the way for civilisation.” – Dr. Maria Montessori, physician and educator, founder of the Montessori method of Education (1870 – 1952)