Dr. Maria Montessori,
along with her son, Mr. Mario Montessori
arrived in India just before the outbreak of World War II.
She conducted several Montessori Training Courses - first
at Madras and subsequently at Coimbatore in Tamilnadu, Karachi
in Pakistan, Pune in Maharashtra and Ahmedabad in Gujarat.
She also conducted an Advanced Training Course at Kodaikanal
- Tamilnadu, India.
|After the War, Dr.Maria
Montessori returned to Europe, leaving in India as her Personal
Representative - Mr. A M Joosten, as Director, AMI Training
Courses and as Representative of the Association Montessori
Internationale, The Netherlands.
Incidentally, in the year
1950 - Kira Banasinska, the Founder of Kaybee,
and her husband Dr.Eugene Banasinski, who was the First Polish Consul
General to India, had embarked upon a new venture, manufacturing
toys! Later on, with the growing need for Montessori materials,
Kira started producing Montessori Equipment in 1953 under the guidance
and Licence of the AMI, which has been mutually enjoyed for over
The year 1973 marked the beginning of a Partnership
between Mdme Kira Banasinska and Mr.R.Sequeira. The boundless zeal
and dynamism which they exuded, has caused it to flourish and produce
Montessori Apparatus and other Educational Aids that are renowned
the world over!
Celebrating its Golden
Jubilee in the year 2003 Kaybee has always
remained committed to the cause of aiding the 'Universal Child'
not only by its production of a vast range of Montessori Materials/Apparatus
and Pre-Primary/Kindergarten Teaching Aids both for the normal children
and for the blind, physically handicapped, mentally challenged persons;
but also by its ardent efforts in rehabilitating the mentally challenged
who are referred to us by the National Institute Of Mentally Handicapped,
"Today, those things which
occupy us in the field of education, are the interests of humanity
at large and of civilization, before such great forces we can recognize
only one country - The Entire World"!
Dr.Maria Montessori, The Montessori Method
Kaybee Materials are used not merely
as tools for learning but as a means of realization of the unique
needs of each individual child. In this way, we keep alive the principles
and practices of education as envisaged by Dr.Maria Montessori herself,
the greatest educator of her times!