“Here is an essential principal of education: to teach details is to bring confusion; to establish the relationship between things is to bring knowledge.”

– Dr. Maria Montessori

Montessori Resources & Links

Montessori Websites

A community site geared towards Montessori parents with relevant blogs, video, and other media about Montessori education and parenting.

AMI-USA is the US affiliate of the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI), which was founded in 1929 by Dr. Maria Montessori to preserve her legacy. It is the governing body that accredits Montessori Schools.

Recommended Reading

Education for Human Development, by Mario Montessori, Jr.
From Childhood to Adolescence, by Maria Montessori
Montessori: A Modern Approach, by Paula Polk Lillard

Positive Discipline, by Jane Nelsen, Ph.D.
Raising Self-Reliant Children in a Self-Indulgent World, by Stephen Glenn
The Read-Aloud Handbook, by Jim Trelease
Smart Love, by Martha Pieper, Ph.D.
Together with Montessori, by Cam Gordon

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Crystal Lake Montessori School

3013 S. Country Club Rd

Woodstock, IL 60098

(815) 338-0013