Do you have questions about the Montessori method of education or parenting in general? Visit the CVMS lending library located in the main office. Parents may borrow a variety of books, DVDs, articles and other materials any time.
Additional sources for more in-depth Montessori information include:
American Montessori Society (AMS)
A non-profit educational society founded in 1960 whose purpose is to help children develop their potential through the educational principles of Dr. Maria Montessori. This includes developing Montessori programs, accrediting schools, granting credentials, encouraging research, organizing seminars and symposia, and promoting all other areas which relate to the dissemination of Montessori philosophy.
North American Montessori Center (NAMC)
Since 1996 the North American Montessori Center (NAMC) has
been offering professional Montessori diploma programs and curriculum development via distance learning to individuals throughout North America and around the globe
International Montessori Council (IMC)
The International Montessori Council (IMC) is an international umbrella organization of Montessori schools, educators, parents, businesses, and friends dedicated to the advancement of Montessori education around the world. The Council works in close affiliation with the Montessori Foundation.
Association Montessori Internationale (AMI)
The Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) was founded in 1929 by Dr. Maria Montessori to maintain the integrity of her life’s work, and to ensure that it would be perpetuated after her death. The site describes the pedagogy, provides a historical background, and has an online store for purchasing materials, books, and videos. AMI USA
North American Montessori Teacher’s Association (NAMTA)
The North American Montessori Teachers’ Association (NAMTA) is a membership organization open to parents, teachers, and anyone else interested in Montessori education. Visit the site for more a wealth of Montessori information.