Parent Resources

About Dr. Maria Montessori

Montessori versus Mainstream Education

Evaluating Montessori Education

Outcomes for Students in a Montessori Program

Montessori Dictionary




The Art of Montessori in the Home: Birth to Three Years 

The Art of Montessori in the Home: Three to Six Years




Montessori Guide Videos




Lillard, Paula P. (1996). Montessori Today.  Montessori theory and contemporary American Montessori schools serving ages ranging from birth to adulthood.

Lillard, Paula P.; Jessen, Lynn L. (2003). Montessori from the Start.  What parents can do to help their youngest children in the process of self-formation.

Montessori, Maria. (1948). To Educate the Human Potential Describes the needs of the elementary-aged child in the process of acquiring culture.

Montessori, Maria. (1949). The Absorbent Mind.  Discusses the development of infants and young children from birth to three years. Gives a clear explanation of the basis of Montessori theory and method.

Standing, E. M. (1957). Maria Montessori: Her Life and Work.  Covers Maria Montessori's life, how she developed Montessori education, its theoretical basis, and the worldwide growth of the Montessori movement.

Montessori, Maria. (1936). The Secret of Childhood.  An introduction, both practical and theoretical, including observations and insights into the nature of young children.

Montessori, Mario. (1966). The Human Tendencies and Montessori Education.  A classic essay on the imagination, the natural characteristics of the child, and the integration of human development and history.