Additional Resources

Recommended Reading

  • Respectful Parents, Respectful Kids—Sura Hart
  • The Science Behind the Genius—Angeline Stoll Lillard
  • A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the imagination for a world of constant change
  • How to Raise an Amazing Child the Montessori Way—Tim Seldin
  • A Parent’s Guide to Literacy for Children — Lynne Lawrence
  • A Parent’s Guide to Purposeful Play from Two to Six—Lesley Britton
  • Montessori From the Start—Paula Polk Lillard & Lynn Lillard
  • The Montessori Way—Tim Seldin & Paul Epstein
  • Unconditional Parenting—Alfie Kohn
  • Children of The Universe—Michael & D’Neil Duffy
  • Theories of Childhood—Carol Garhart Mooney
  • Parenting with Love and Logic - Dr. Fay

Books by Maria Montessori

  • The Absorbent Mind
  • The Secret of Childhood
  • The Discovery of the Child
  • The Montessori Method
  • Education for a New World
  • To Educate the Human Potential
  • The Child in the Family
  • From Childhood to Adolescence
  • The Advanced Montessori Method
  • Education and Peace
  • The Formation of Man
  • The Human Tendencies and Montessori Education (Mario Montessori)
Montessori Makes The Difference

“The foundation of education must be based on the following… the joy of the child in accomplishing things great for his age; that the real satisfaction of the child is to give maximum effort to the task at hand; that happiness consists of well-directed activity of body and mind in the way of excellence; that strength of body and spirit is acquired by exercise and experience.” – Dr. Maria Montessori

What is Montessori? magazine article

A Montessori dictionary key terms defined

Child of the World Michael Olaf

101 Ways To Help A Montessori Child Handout

Quick overview of Montessori

Montessori Foundation Curriculum Scope and Sequence
examples in detail (toddler to sixth grade)

Is Montessori the basis for Google and Amazon? - magazine article

The Future Of Education Was Invented in 1906 - magazine article

Common Core Standards: An Opportunity For Montessori To Shine

Standardized Testing, Common Core and Montessori

University of Utah study finds "Environments that promote deep engagement yield more psychologically complex students."

American Montessori Society Video Library:

“We cannot create observers by saying 'observe,' but by giving them the power and the means for this observation and these means are procured through education of the senses.”

Dr. Maria Montessori

“Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment.”

"Our aim… is not merely to make the children understand, and still less to force them to memorize, but to so touch their imagination as to enthuse them to their innermost core.”

Dr. Maria Montessori

No one brings alive the beauty of the Montessori Method better than the children themselves. Come join us for a tour of the classrooms.

During our Back To School Night where the "children are the teachers and the adults are the students", you will have an opportunity to have lessons given to you on the many Montessori materials found in our well equipped classrooms.  The manipulative, hands on learning materials once used by the adult bring a delightful insight into the constructive learning that takes place within the child. Many parents have commented to their child, "Wow!  I wish I had gone to a Monroe Montessori School when I was your age."

Montessori information for parents

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