Gateway children blossom in an attractive, clean, well lighted space that is carefully maintained.  Beautiful, natural objects surround them. 
Montessori Preschool Classroom Curriculum
Children are encouraged to be self-sufficient and responsible, working carefully with, and neatly returning all materials back where they were found.  There are numerous materials available in the classroom and each has been carefully designed with a purposeful objective.
Montessori Preschool Material Noodles

Montessori Preschool Material Cylinders
Out of respect for children, and in keeping with Montessori's admonition that "play is the work of the child", each activity is referred to as "work".

All materials and activities are accessible, and teachers demonstrate to individuals  or to  small groups  how to "work" with the materials.
Montessori Kindergarten Classroom