Montessori Associations

Association Montessori Internationale

Founded in 1929 by Maria Montessori to protect the integrity of her work and to ensure it would be perpetuated after her death. (Including Children aged 0-3

Montessori Australia Foundation

This is the peak body representing Montessori in Australia and offers an extensive range of services to support Montessori in Australia. These include services for Montessori schools, Montessori professionals and parents. Schools can access services through an annual service fee.

Association of Indonesian Montessori Schools

Association of Indonesian Montessori Schools is a non-profit foundation promoting Montessori throughout Indonesia

The Montessori Foundation and International Montessori Council

The Montessori Foundation and its membership organization, The International Montessori Council, are non-profit educational organisations that nurture and inspire and support the development of strong, successful Montessori schools around the world.

The North American Montessori Teacher’s Association (NAMTA)

NAMTA links Montessorians with their legacy and their future. Its services include print publications, audio visuals, conferences and research.

The Montessori Institute

Montessori Institute is a not for profit organisation and an accredited Higher Education Provider, founded in 1982 for the purposes of making knowledge, training, information and materials relating to the Montessori approach to education, accessible to everyone.

Parent Resources

Montessori Madness! A Parent to Parent Argument for Montessori Education
Eissler, T. (2009). Georgetown, Texas: Sevenoff LLC.

The Absorbent Mind
Montessori, M. (1995 reprint edition), Oxford: Clio Press.

From Childhood to Adolescence
Montessori, M. (2004 reprint edition), Oxford: Clio Press.

Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius.
Lillard, A. S. (2007). New York: Oxford University Press.

Montessori Today: A Comprehensive Approach to Education from Birth to Adulthood
Polk-Lillard P.(2008). New York: Schoken Books

The Montessori Way
Tim Seldin & Paul Epstein Ph.D. (2006). Terra Ceia, Florida: The Montessori Foundation.

Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience
Csikszentmihalyi, M. (1991). New York: Harper Perennial.

What’s Going On in There? How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life.
Eliot, L. (2000). New York: Bantam

Your Child’s Growing Mind: A Guide to Learning and Brain Development from Birth to Adolescence.
Healy, J.M. (1994). New York: Broadway Books.

Endangered Minds: Why Children Don’t Think-And What We Can Do About it
Healy, J.M. Ph.D. (1999), New York: Simon & Schuster

Punished By Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A’s, Praise. And Other Bribes.
Kohn, Alfie (1993). New York: Houghton Mifflin Company.

No Contest: The Case Against Competition (Why we lose our race to win)
Kohn, Alfie (1996). New York: Houghton Mifflin Company.

Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason
Kohn, Alfie (2005). New York: Simon and Schuster -Atria Books

How To Raise An Amazing Child The Montessori Way
Seldin, T.(2006) New York: DK Publishing.

Montessori from the Start: The Child at Home, from Birth to Age Three.
Lillard, P.P., & Jessen, L.L. (2003) New York: Schocken Books.

Montessori Play and Learn: A Parents’ Guide to Purposeful Play from Two to Six.
Britton , L. (2008). New York: Crown Publications.

Montessori Read and Write
Lawrence, L. (2004). London: Ebury Press.