Links to the Montessori Community
The American Montessori Society is the collective voice of over twelve thousand members committed to the Montessori method. Activities include teacher training, conferences and studies.
The Association Montessori Internationale was founded in 1929 by Dr. Montessori. Activities include teacher training, conferences and overseeing the publication of her works.
MontessoriConnections is a new internet website planned especially for the Montessori community. It provides links and resources for parents, teachers and students both on and off line.
The Montessori Foundation is dedicated to the advancement of Montessori education in the United States and abroad, established in 1992 to create an independent source of assistance, encouragement and support for the international Montessori community.
North American Montessori Teachers Association (NAMTA) has a widespread communication system of periodicals, an audiovisual library, workshops and research on Montessori education. It also has a helpful "About Montessori" section with an introduction and information about Montessori education.
Parent Resources and Information
TRUCE (Teachers Resisting Unhealthy Children’s Entertainment) is a national group of educators concerned about the impact of children’s entertainment and toys on the play and behavior of children in the classrooms. The website includes information about, and resources for finding, toys that encourage healthy play.
Center for a New American Dream helps families consume responsibly to protect the environment, enhance quality of life and promote social justice.
Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood is a national coalition of health care professionals, educators, advocacy groups and concerned parents who counter the harmful effects of marketing to children through action, advocacy, education, research and collaboration.
"Montessori 101: Some Basic Information That Every Montessori Parent Should Know" by Tim Seldin, President of the Montessori Foundation.