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Montessori Resources

Publications

Montessori A Modern Approach Montessori, 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.

Montessori A Modern Approach The Hidden Hinge
Rosa Packard

One of the best biographies of Maria Montessori available today.

Montessori A Modern Approach Montessori 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.

Montessori A Modern Approach The 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.

Montessori A Modern Approach Tomorrow'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.

Websites

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.

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.