Choosing the type of education your child will receive is an important task. Early education will have a lasting impact on a child’s life and learning. The importance of this time in your child’s education should cause you to thoroughly explore the various options you are considering. If Montessori education is on your list, there are a number of resources available from which you can get accurate and quality information. As you explore resources, be sure and determine if the source of information is qualified to be putting out content about Montessori education. Outlined below are some of the best resources available for quality information about Montessori education.
The books of Maria Montessori
If you want to go directly to the source to learn about Montessori education, the books of Maria Montessori can provide you with a wealth of knowledge. The first book Maria Montessori wrote about her theory of education is called The Montessori Method: Scientific Pedagogy as Applied to Child Education. As the title suggests, her first book dives into details about the Montessori Method. Montessori wrote quite a bit about the Montessori Method throughout her long career. The books written by Montessori are not light reading and are not typically the first thing that parents who are exploring Montessori education choose to read. It is good for you to know that Maria Montessori put out content about the Montessori Method and that you have a reference against which you can measure all of the other information.
Books written by current experts in the field
If you are looking for quality information about Montessori education that is focused on the modern world, consider reading books written by some of the current experts in the field. Consider reading the book Montessori: A Modern Approach: The Classic Introduction to Montessori for Parents and Teachers written by Paula Polk Lillard. This book will provide you with an introduction to Montessori education and help you understand the foundation on which high-quality Montessori programs are built.
Articles and other content created by Montessori experts
The Montessori Method has been thoroughly studied and explored. There are Montessori experts who have dedicated their careers to understanding and implementing the Montessori Method of education. You can find a list of content from experts in the field of Montessori education on the Parent Library page of the Fountainhead Montessori website. In the parent library, you will find a list of quality resources that can help you learn about Montessori education and decide if it is the right fit for your child.
There is no shortage of quality information about Montessori education. Keep in mind that the way the Montessori Method is applied can vary from program to program. This means that you need to learn about the tenets of the Montessori Method and find out how any program you are considering applies those tenets. The best way to cement your understanding of the Montessori Method and determine if a program is right for you is by scheduling a time to observe a class.