The educational advantages a child receives in life are very important. The child’s personality, outlook and intelligence are in the process of being formed. In order for the child to fully actualize his/her potential, it is critical that the child be provided the resources and assistance necessary for learning and development to occur. This help can only be provided if it is based upon an adequate understanding of the child and the processes of growth and development. This information and the necessary tools for helping development, are given to Montessori teachers in Montessori teacher training programs.