Needra De Silva
Montessori Directress, Teacher-Trainer,
VMS Academic Director
I have been in the field of Early Childhood Education and Teacher Training in the Montessori Method of Education since 1977. This experience has made my world to revolve around the ‘The man of Tomorrow’. The maxim I live by and share with parents, teachers, and early childhood caregivers is “control the environment, not the child”.I obtained my Diploma in the Montessori Method of Education from London, UK under the guidance of Dr RAL Wentworth who was directly trained by Dr Maria Montessori herself and I later also obtained a Diploma from Woodlands Training Center.
I have run my own Children’s House in Sri Lanka and worked as Montessori Teacher Trainer for Woodlands Training Center. In the USA, I was an onsite Teacher Trainer in California and Utah and I worked as a consultant Trainer to ELM International in Alexandria (Egypt). I have been Academic Director and Teacher Trainer at The Vilnius Montessori pre-School since 2014.
I am married with three lovely now-adult children and a husband who respects my vision in Early Childhood Education. Without their support I would not have been able to travel internationally to keep fulfilling my passion.