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The Montessori Parent

The Montessori Parent, a First Knowledge company, provides digital teaching manuals for homeschooling as well as international Montessorians.  We offer Montessori Research & Development teacher manuals in digital format because we believe that high quality Montessori guides should be accessible to a broader range of Montessorians, including those adventurous people bringing Montessori into their homes. Our mission is to offer the broader Montessori community, particularly parents wishing to home school, a resource for implementing Montessori curriculum.


Montessori “Albums”

Montessori “albums” have been a classic component for training teachers.  At Montessori teacher training programs each student completes an “album” on each of the curriculum areas.  Traditionally, students created albums from scratch, transcribing lessons from teacher demonstrations and drawing their own diagrams and pictures.  Now, most AMS accredited teacher training programs provide students with manuals that have space available for the student to individualize by inserting her own notes or graphics. 


Montessori Research & Development Albums in the Community

The Montessori Research & Development manuals are used by teacher training programs throughout the world, including:

Atlanta Montessori Teacher Education

Montessori Academy of West Covina

Princeton Teacher Education Center

Barry University

Montessori Education Institute of the Pacific Northwest

Seton Montessori Institute

CAPD Montessori Training

Montessori Live Training Program

Shelton School & Evaluation Center

Capital College

Montessori Opportunities

South Mountain Montessori Teacher Education

Capital Education Institute

Montessori Teacher Education Center San Francisco Bay Area

South Western Training Center

Cottage Montessori Teacher Education Program

Montessori Training Center

Summit Montessori Teacher Training

Duhovka Montessori Training

Montessori Visions Academy

The Florida Institute of Mont. Studies

Houston Montessori Center

Montessori Western TTP

University of Wisconsin River Falls Montessori Teacher Education

Michigan Montessori TEC

Oklahoma City University

Xavier University

Our Online Montessori Community

Our rich and vibrant Montessori community includes many who offer their knowledge online.  Some of our recent favorite sites we list below...but there are so, so many...

Montessori Sites We Love

Montessori Guide

" online resource tool for Montessori practitioners to demonstrate what quality Montessori looks like and needs to take into consideration in order to be implemented." The site contains videos from selected Montessori classrooms that highlight effective practice of Montessori philosophy.  In fact, it is exploring this intersection of philosophy and practice that guides the creators of the site.  But what really stands out is the pleasing graphics and attention to aesthetics of!


The Full Montessori

Articulate, informative ---addressing implementing Montessori at home.