Sticking with what you know often seems easier than trying to make a big change. However, there are situations in life where the difficulties that come with making a change are worth it because they lead to something better. When it comes to the education your child receives, there are often difficult decisions that must be made for the benefit of your child. If you are considering changing where your child goes to school, you have some research to do. There are a number of options when it comes to private school. Each private school is different because they have the freedom to choose an educational philosophy, curriculum, enrichment programs, class size, etc. Public schools have very little freedom to when it comes to deciding what and how to teach. The fact that private schools have so much freedom means that you will have to do some research on the different programs to decide which one is right for your child. If Montessori education is one of the options you are considering, there are a number of resources available that can help you determine if Montessori is the right fit for your family.
The Parent Library of Fountainhead Montessori School
The parent library of Fountainhead Montessori School offers a number of free resources for parents who want to know more about Montessori education. You can get an in-depth introduction to the Montessori Method by exploring the articles and videos available in the online parent library. There are links to articles and videos on topics such as Montessori definitions, benefits of Montessori, and information about being a Montessori parent. Starting your search for information about Montessori education from a trusted source will help you avoid misinformation and narrow down the amount of information you have to go through.
Books of Experts in Montessori Education
There are a number of books you can read to help you learn more about Montessori education. There are some classic books available about Montessori education that can be great resources for parents who are exploring the option of Montessori. You can also explore books on parenting that align with the overall approach of the Montessori Philosophy. On the Fountainhead Montessori resource page, you can find a list of books on Montessori and parenting that can help you learn more about the Montessori Philosophy.
The Work of Maria Montessori
Maria Montessori developed the Montessori Method based on her work with children that had been written off by other educators. Her scientific training and experience provided Montessori with the tools she needed to systematically implement and test various elements of her educational philosophy. The elements of the Montessori Method are not simply theory. Each element was tested thoroughly with real students by Maria Montessori. Parents can dive deep into the Montessori Philosophy of education by going directly to the source and reading the work of Maria Montessori.
There is no shortage of resources out there for parents who are considering Montessori education. In fact, there is an overwhelming amount of information available about Montessori education. The quality of that information can vary drastically. The Fountainhead Montessori Parent Library is an excellent resource to start with for reliable and expert information about Montessori education.