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American Montessori Society

Founded in 1960 and located in New York City, the American Montessori Society is a non-profit corporation dedicated to promoting Montessori Education. AMS oversees many Montessori Teacher Education programs. It is responsible for setting standards for certification and for continually evaluating the effectiveness of these programs. This site offers listing of affiliated schools, job postings, and information about AMS affiliated teacher education programs.

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The Montessori Foundation

The Montessori Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of Montessori education throughout the world and promotes itself as a place to go with all your Montessori questions. They publish an excellent Montessori magazine, Tomorrow’s Child. Their Montessori Leadership Institute holds seminars and courses on a wide range of Montessori topics. They offer a very comprehensive list of Montessori and Montessori related books and publications for sale. They also provide a well-respected school consultation service.

 

 

Publications

Book-Modern_ApproachMontessori, A Modern Approach
Paula Polk Lillard
This book highlights the obvious differences between Montessori preschool education and a more traditional approach. It is an excellent introduction to Montessori philosophy for parents or teachers.

 

 

 

Book-Montessori_and_Your_ChildMontessori and Your Child
Terry Malloy
This book was written for parents and describes a typical classroom and highlights with text and pictures some of the basic Montessori materials.

 

 

 

Book-Montessori_WayThe Montessori Way
Tim Seldin & Paul Epstein Ph.D.
This book offers an in-depth look at Montessori education. It addresses the history of the Montessori movement, the philosophy behind the movement, as well as a guided tour of typical classrooms. It is a complete source of information for parents, teachers and administrators. The book is available from The Montessori Foundation.

 

 

Book_Tomorrows_ChildTomorrow’s Child
This book was written for parents and describes a typical classroom and highlights with text and pictures some of the basic Montessori materials.

 

 

 

 

Book-Hidden_HingeThe Hidden Hinge
Rosa Packard
One of the best biographies of Maria Montessori available today.