Family Resources

We’ve put together a list of essential resources for current and prospective families. You can find information here about our school, plus Montessori education resources we highly recommend. We hope you enjoy the links, books, and classes as much as we do!

School Calendar

We’re working and playing all year round! Download our school calendar for holidays, in service training days, and community events.

Lakewood PTO

The Lakewood Montessori Parent Teacher Organization is a  501c3 nonprofit dedicated to the continuous improvement of our school community. The PTO sponsors school events, gatherings, and fundraisers. It’s also a great avenue for connecting with other Lakewood families.

Positive Discipline

Do you want to be a more peaceful parent? Be sure to sign up for a class with Rachelle Wilkins. As a Certified Positive Discipline Facilitator, Rachelle has been helping parents build positive and peaceful relationships with their children for nearly ten years. She holds an Early Childhood Credential in Montessori Education from the American Montessori Society and a B.A. in English from Northwest Nazarene University with an emphasis in Education. For more information, please contact her directly:

Rachelle Wilkins
msrachellewilkins@gmail.com
208-890-3421

Suggested Readings

Articles/ Videos

Who was Maria Montessori?
https://amshq.org/About-Montessori/History-of-Montessori/Who-Was-Maria-Montessori

 

Frequently Asked Questions
http://www.montessori.edu/FAQ.html

 

A pediatric neuropsychologist discusses Montessori research 
www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcNvTPX4Q08

 

Dr. Silvia Dubovoy, Montessori teacher trainer, speaks about Montessori curriculum
https://vimeo.com/78692604

 

Montessori Builds Innovators, from Harvard Business Review
https://hbr.org/2011/07/montessori-builds-innovators/

 

Montessori research by Dr. Lillard, Science Magazine
http://www.montessori-science.org/Science_Evaluating_Montessori_Education_Lillard.pdf

 

Research and Resources: National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector

https://public-montessori.org/research-and-resources/

Books

By Dr. Maria Montessori:
  • The Secret of Childhood
  • The Discovery of the Child
  • The Child in the Family
  • The Absorbent Mind
  • The Montessori Method
  • Spontaneous Activity in Education
  • To Educate the Human Potential
Maria Montessori Biographies:
  • Maria Montessori: Her Life and Work, by E.M. Standing
  • Maria Montessori: a Biography, By Rita Kramer
By other authors:
  • Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius, by Dr. Angeline Lillard
  • How to Raise an Amazing Child the Montessori Way, by Tim Seldin
  • The Montessori Toddler, by Simone Davies
  • Montessori Madness! A Parent to Parent Argument for Montessori Education, by Trevor Eissler

Organizations

American Montessori Society
https://amshq.org/

 

Association Montessori International
http://ami-global.org/

 

Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

http://www.macte.org/

Other Resources

Aid to Life, full of valuable information about supporting the natural development of children. 

aidtolife.org

 

Michael Olaf, articles and videos from a Montessori trainer, teacher, and parent.

http://www.michaelolaf.net/lectures.html

 

Maren Schmidt: Kids Talk Newsletters. Simple, actionable Montessori parenting advice.

https://marenschmidt.com/newsletters/

 

Positive Discipline: positive parenting and teaching resources from Jane Nelsen

https://www.positivediscipline.com/