Relevant Websites

Today at the touch of the button we have access to an overwhelming amount of information. We also can access misinformation easily. It has become a tedious and rather time consuming process to find accurate information about the theoretical and practical components of Montessori education. In our effort to bring accurate information to all about Montessori education we will curate a list of useful websites for teachers and parents to use and share with others. If you would like to add to this list, please email us with website links that you have found useful along with a brief paragraph on what you found useful about the website.


There are millions of books on child development, parenting, issues and trends in education.  The list provided here is not intended to be an exhaustive one but merely a start for those interested in broadening their outlook on child development.  It includes books by authors whose modern views on child development are yet aligned to the Montessori philosophy and validate her early observations and address some of the practicalities of living with children today. Montessori practitioners may find it useful to recommend this list to those seeking advice. We welcome any suggestions of books that could be listed here.

What’s Going on in There?: How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life by Lise Eliot

Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A’s, Praise and Other Bribes by Alfie Kohn

Understanding the Human Being: The Importance of the First Three Years of Life by Silvana Montanaro

Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius by Angeline Stoll Lillard

Maria Montessori: Her Life and Work by E. M. Standing

My Child Won’t Eat by Carlos Gonzalez

Thirty Million Words: Building a Child’s Brain by Dana Suskind

Unconditional Parenting:  Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason by Alfie Kohn

Montessori Madness by Trevor Eissler

The Surprising Power of Family Meals: How Eating Together Makes Us Smarter, Stronger, Healthier and Happier by Miriam Weinstein


These videos have been chosen to bring different voices within the Montessori community together. They are intended to serve the community as a growing resource. Some of the speakers have many years of experience working with children and seek to explain key ideas in Montessori education. We hope to add to this list so that it can serve all of those who wish to explain Montessori principles to others for the first time. If you would like to add to this list please email us.

Story Telling in Montessori with Carla Foster

International Montessori Congress 2017
Irene Fafalios Keynote Speech

International Montessori Congress 2017
Carla Foster Keynote Speech

Kay Baker –


In this age of information it is still hard to search for articles on Montessori. By listing articles of general interest in child development, Montessori practices, modern research around child related issues, we hope to create an awareness of the child’s development among those who have little time.  Some of these articles centre around research in student outcomes of Montessori education, others are by practitioners relating their experiences, and explaining core Montessori principles. Intended as a list that can be recommended both to those new to these ideas and those who wish to refresh their knowledge, we will continue to add links. We welcome suggestions that would enrich this section. Please email us.

Shunned and Admired: Montessori, Self-Determination, and a Case for Radical School Reform By  Angeline Lillard

Outcomes for Students in a Montessori Program By Kathryn Rindskopf Dohrmann

Sadhana: Reflections from the 26th International Montessori Congress By Kristin McAlister Young

How important are the Montessori Materials By Angeline Lillard

Supporting Bi-lingual Children By Irene Fafalios

Affiliated Societies

Organisations around the world affiliated to the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) (link to AMI Membership on AMI website) carry out the work of creating a greater visibility for Montessori’s vision for peaceful education and peaceful society. According to Montessori this is possible only if we consider the development of children in optimum environmental conditions. The AMI Affiliates aim to promote Montessori principles both within their communities and beyond. Working together for greater advocacy, all AMI Affiliates exchange ideas and share information. Today teachers and parents travel, relocate and reach out beyond national boundaries. Here we have the contact information of all the AMI Affiliates.  More will be added every year as they are created.


Fundación Argentina María Montessori


Montessori Australia Foundation


Association Institute Montessori Bulgaria


Association Montessori Internationale Canada


Zhejiang Montessori Institute of Child Development


Montessori Ecoeducative Foundation of Colombia


Asociace Montessori CR


Montessori Foundation of Egypt


The Finnish Montessori Union


Association Montessori de France


Deutsche Montessori Gesellschaft e.V.


Deutsche Montessori-Vereinigung e.V.


Montessori Dachverband Deutschland e.V.


Association of A.M.I. Teachers of Ireland


Fondazione Centro Internazionale Studi Montessoriani


Friends of AMI Nippon


Latvijas Montessori Fonds

Montessori México


Association of the Montessori Mongolian Teachers


Association Montessori Morocco


Foundation for Montessori Education in Nigeria


Norsk Montessoriforbund


The Pakistan Montessori Association


Montessori Asociation Perú


Montessori Training Center Poznan


Associacão Portuguesa Montessori


Association for the Development of Montessori Education in Romania


Montessori Public Fund


Serbian Montessori Association


Asociación Montessori Española


AMI Montessori Alumni Sweden


 Association Montessori Suisse


Association Montessori Switzerland


Assoziation Montessori (Schweiz)


Montessori Association of Thailand


Support and Development of the Method of Maria Montessori in Ukraine


United Kingdom

The Montessori Society A.M.I. (UK)


United States of America

AMI Elementary Alumni Association (EAA)


Association Montessori International / USA


Montessori Administrators Association


North American Montessori Teachers Association

Montessori Materials