Websites

Websites

MONTESSORI RELATED WEBSITES:

Wikipedia
gives a quick, comprehensive overview of Montessori

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

American Montessori Society (AMS)
The American Montessori Society was founded in the late 1960's by Nancy McCormick Rambusch, an AMI Montessori trained teacher. In AMS schools, teachers continue the methods developed by Dr. Montessori while bringing in outside resources, materials, and ideas to extend or supplement the Montessori curriculum. Wilson Montessori is an AMS associate school. The AMS website has a lot of resources for parents:
Montessori Terminology
Montessori at Home
Supporting your child's school
Support Materials

Friends of Montessori (FOM)
Friends of Montessori is the non-profit organization that started and supports Wilson Montessori School and public Montessori schools in Houston ISD. It has good guidelines specific to our school.

American Montessori International (AMI)
AMI was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In AMI schools the Montessori method is used precisely in the manner prescribed by Dr. Montessori without any deviation or extensions.

The Montessori Foundation
The Montessori Foundation and its member organization, The International Montessori Council (IMC) are non-profit organizations dedicated to the advancement of Montessori education in the US and abroad. This website provides answers to frequently asked questions. They have an online library of articles for parents and publish 'Tomorrow's Child' Magazine.

The North American Montessori Teachers Association (NAMTA)

Houston Montessori Center (HMC)
Many of our teachers at Wilson Montessori are trained at HMC. HMC trains teachers in keeping with AMS (American Montessori Society) philosophy and practices.

The International Montessori Index
International Montessori Index allows parents to gather facts on courses, schools, methods and more.

BLOGS:

Montessori Answers
Great blog by an AMS public school montessori teacher in California that has answers to pretty much all your questions

Montessori for Everyone
A materials company that also has a blog with many topics of interest like grace & courtesy, gaps that can occur in Montessori education, and sections on math, science etc.

MariaMontessori.com
Useful blogs and topics. A project by Montessori Administrators Association (MAA) to provide info to parents.  Keep in mind that it is oriented towards the AMI not the AMS philosophy (Wilson) of Montessori.


COMPANIES:

Montessori Services
This company sells classroom materials, toys, tools, books and more.  Ask your early childhood teachers for the Wilson code to get free materials for our school.

Montessori for Everyone
Materials company that also has some free free pdf downloads and a blog that is listed above.

Michael Olaf Company
Materials company that also has quite a few articles of interest

ETC
Montessori Materials and Consulting Company run by ex-Wilson Upper Elementary teacher extra-ordinaire Erica Ohlhaver.