Italian educator Maria Montessori with young children at her school in Smithfield, London, circa 1951. Photograph:  Popperfoto/Getty Images

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Jeff Bezos’ stake in Amazon is worth about $160 billion. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP

Amazon founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos has said he is giving $2 billion (€1.71 billion) to start a fund that will open pre-schools in low-incom(...)

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When the preschool child first learns to feed or dress themselves, they feel a delight that they are in charge of their environment and are beginning on the road to independence.

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