As August slips away and September nears all the litlle children get the inkling that the school year will soon begin. There is the excitement of starting anew. While most children look forward to reuniting with their school friends and discovering the unknown adventures that lie ahead for them, the challenge for educators is to nurture their natural curiousity and love of learning all year long. Montessori education lets children explore their interests and build their knowledge without the interference of what others may deem necessary learning. Let their lights shine brightly.