About Montessori

About Montessori Education

What Is Montessori Education?


Montessori is a method of education that is based on the observations of Dr. Maria Montessori. At its foundation is the recognition of each child as an individual.

How Montessori Works


Attention is given to all aspects of a child’s development—social, emotional, physical, and cognitive. Multi-aged classrooms, equipped with specially designed materials, provide a structured environment in which children have freedom of movement and choice, enabling them to become independent, confident learners.
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Montessori Resources


American Montessori Society

The American Montessori Society is the largest Montessori organization in the world. The "What is Montessori" section of their site provides useful history and insight on the Montessori philosophy.
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North American Montessori Teacher’s Association

The NAMTA site also provides an "About Montessori" link that has good overviews of Montessori tools and terminology, and addresses popular misconceptions.
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Books

Montessori Today: A Comprehensive Approach to Education from birth to Adulthood, by Paula Polk Lillard
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Montessori: A Modern Approach, by Paula Polk Lillard
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