Proclamation Sample for Montessori Education Week

State of South Carolina

Governorís Proclamation

Whereas, based on her observations of children and the manner by which they learn, Dr. Maria Montessori developed an innovative philosophy of education in the early 1900ís that continues to influence learning across the Palmetto State; and

Whereas, a system for education for children from birth through the age of eighteen, the Montessori program uses materials, techniques, and observations that support the studentsí natural development, encourage their learning, independence, and self-confidence, and advance the principles of peace through responsible citizenship; and

Whereas, the Montessori Method includes developmental teaching, one-to-one lessons, and the promotion of respect among the children and peace to humankind.

Now, Therefore, I, Mark Sanford, Governor of the Great State of South Carolina, do hereby proclaim February 26 Ė March 4, 2006, as

MONTESSORI EDUCATION WEEK

throughout the state and encourage all South Carolinians to recognize the valuable contribution made by Montessori schools to students in the Palmetto State .