Association Montessori Internationale-USA (AMI/USA)
AMI was founded by Dr. Maria Montessori in 1929 to preserve the standards and practices she established. AMI conducts training and certifies trainers, and certifies materials. In addition, they maintain a small archive of Dr. Montessori's articles.
North American Montessori Teachers Association
NAMTA is a teacher, administrator and parent association which conducts seminars on Montessori education around the country, and publishes the NAMTA Journal. Their website has a variety of materials to help parents better understand the Montessori method.
"The child's development follows a path of successive stages of independence, and our knowledge of this must guide us in our behaviour towards him. We have to help the child to act, will and think for himself. This is the art of serving the spirit, an art which can be practised to perfection only when working among children." - Dr. Maria Montessori, The Absorbent Mind
The following is a list of a few good Montessori books:
The Absorbent Mind by Maria Montessori
The Montessori Method by Maria Montessori
Maria Montessori: A Biography by Rita Kramer
Montessori Today by Paula Polk Lillard
Montessori: A Modern Approach by Paula Polk Lillard
From Childhood to Adolescence by Maria Montessori
Page Update: August 19, 2006