Montessori kindergartens and preschools are popular here in Singapore. Montessori is a method of education that is based on self-directed activity, hands-on learning and collaborative play. Speaking about Montessori, you may have heard of one of the pioneer schools offering Montessori based teaching in Singapore, Josiah Montessori. Founded in 1997 by 3 engineers who had difficulties finding a good preschool for their young toddlers, Josiah Montessori is now one of the best preschools for holistic learning in Singapore.