What is the philosophy of a Montessori preschool?

According to their website their philosophy is to:

"In the Montessori classroom this objective is approached in two ways: first, by allowing each child to experience the excitement of learning by her own choice rather than by being forced; and second, by helping her to perfect all her natural tools for learning, so that her ability will be at a maximum in future learning situation."

It seems to learning in a more natural setting and environment and child led learning rather than a teacher actually teaching in a traditional sense, if I am understanding it correctly.

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