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The costs of books ranges from $200-$400 depending on which books Adult Learners choose to purchase for their own library, and whether the books are used or new.

 

INTRODUCTION TO MONTESSORI/EARLY CHILDHOOD OVERVIEW

Rita Kramer:  Maria Montessori: A Biography

Maria Montessori:  The Secret of Childhood

Nancy McCormick Rambusch: Learning How to Learn (available from ParentChildPress.com)

INFANT AND TODDLER PROGRAM

REQUIRED READINGS: To be read before the training program.  Assignments from these books will be given in advance of the first session and during the course.

Deb Ahola and Abbe Kovacki: Observation and Understanding Child Development: A Child Study Manual

Paula Lillard and Lynn Lillard Jensen: Montessori from the Start

Silvana Q. Montanaro, MD: Understanding the Human Being (Spanish version is available on Amazon) (We have copies at our office. If you would like to purchase one, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The cost is $34.50 including shipping to you.)

Maria Montessori: The Absorbent Mind (Spanish version available upon request) Please note: the Barnes and Noble version of this book is an inaccurate translation and should not be purchased for our purposes.  

Maria Montessori: The Secret of Childhood

 

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED READINGS: Not necessary to purchase before training program

Lise Eliot, Ph.D: What's Going on in There: How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life

Louis Kaplan: Oneness and Separateness

Barbara Kovach and Denise Da Ros-Voseles: Being with Babies

Alfie Kohn: Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason Montessori From the Start

Maria Montessori: The Formation of Man

Nancy McCormick Rambusch: Learning How to Learn (available from ParentChildPress.com)

 

RECOMMENDED READINGS: Not necessary to purchase before the training program begins

Rita Kramer:  Maria Montessori:  A Biography

Paula Lillard:  Maria Montessori -- A Modern Approach

Paula Lillard: Montessori Today:  A Comprehensive Approach to Education from Birth to Adulthood

Maria Montessori: What you Should Know about your Child

Aline Wolf:  Nurturing the Spirit

EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM

 REQUIRED READINGS: To be read before the training program in the following order.  Assignments on these books will be due during the first week of the summer program.

Maria Montessori: The Discovery of the Child

Maria Montessori: The Secret of Childhood

Maria Montessori: The Absorbent Mind

Paula Lillard: Maria Montessori--A Modern Approach

Nancy McCormick Rambusch: Learning How to Learn (ParentChildPress.com)

E.M. Standing: Maria Montessori, Her Life & Work

Rita Kramer: Maria Montessori: A Biography

Aline Wolf: Nurturing the Spirit

*Developmental Profiles Edition 4 (2002) by K. Eileen Allen & Lynn R. Moratz is recommended as a resource for Child Development

RECOMMENDED

Joseph Chilton Pearce: The Biology of Transcendence: A Blueprint Of The Human Spirit (2002)

Rudolf Dreikurs: Children: The Challenge

Michael Duffy: Math Works; Montessori math and the developing brain

David Elkind: The Hurried Child

Adele Faber: How to Talk so Kids will Listen and Listen so Kids will Talk

Jane Healy: Your Child's Growing Mind : Brain Development and Learning From Birth to Adolescence (2004)

Paula Lillard, & Lynn Jessen: Montessori from the Start: The Child at Home, from Birth to Age Three

Sara Lawrence-Lighfoot: The Essential Conversation

Margaret Loeffler, Phd: Montessori in Contemporary American Culture

John Chattin McNichols:  The Montessori Controversy  

Catherine McTamaney: Tao of Montessori

Jane Nelson: Positive Discipline

Positive Discipline for Preschoolers

Angeline Stoll Lillard: Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius

Tim Seldin: The World in the Palm of her Hand, The Montessori Approach                

Introducing History and Geography to the Young Child

COURSE FOR MONTESSORI SCHOOL MANAGEMENT

CMSM - Part I - REQUIRED READING: 

Select any ONE of the following:

Paula Polk Lillard:  Maria Montessori – A Modern Approach, 1973, Schocken Books, Inc., NYC

Maria Montessori:  From Childhood to Adolescence, 1973, Schocken Books, Inc., NYC

John Chattin-McNichols:  The Montessori Controversy, Delmar Publishers, Inc., Albany, NY

Rita Kramer:  Maria Montessori: A Biography

Paula Lillard: Montessori Today

Nancy McCormick Rambusch: Learning How to Learn (available from ParentChildPress.com)

SUGGESTED READING FOR CMSM :  Select any ONE of the following:

John W. Gardner:  On Leadership, 1990, Simon and Schuster, NY

Daniel Goleman:  Primal Leadership – Realizing the Power of Emotional Intelligence, 2002, Harvard Business Publishing, Boston

Daniel Goleman: Social Intelligence, The New Science of Human Relationships, 2006, Bantam Dell Div. of Random House, NY

Peter Block:  Flawless Consulting, A Guide to Getting Your Expertise Used

ADDITIONAL SUGGESTED READINGS  FOR PROFESSIONAL MONTESSORIANS

John Chattin-McNichols:  The Montessori Controversy (Delmar, NY)

Michael Duffy: Math Works! Montessori Math and the Developing Brain

Michael Duffy & D'Neil Duffy: Children of the Universe

Rita Kramer: Maria Montessori: A Biography

Angeline Lillard: The Science Behind the Genius

Paula Lillard: Montessori Today

Mario Montessori, Jr.: Advanced Montessori Method II

Jane Roland Martin:  The Schoolhome: Rethinking Schools for Changing Families (Harvard, MA)

Margaret Howard Loeffler:  Montessori in Contemporary America (Heinemann, NH)

Maria Montessori:  Education for a New World; Education and Peace;The Formation of Man

Nancy McCormick Rambusch: Learning How to Learn  (ParentChildPress.com)

Aline Wolf: Nurturing the Spirit

 

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