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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 starts!!!  PLEASE NOTE: YOU SHOULD START READING AS SOON AS YOU DECIDE TO ENROLL IN OUR PROGRAM. THERE WILL BE AN ASSIGNMENT FROM UNDERSTANDING THE HUMAN BEING DUE THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS. READ MONTESSORI FROM THE START, UNDERSTANDING THE HUMAN BEING, AND THE SECRET OF CHILDHOOD FIRST.  THEN KEEP GOING!!

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

Nelson, Greg: Math at their Own Pace: Child Directed Activities

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

Kamii, Constance: Number in Preschool & Kindergarten

Duffy, Michael and D’Neil: Children of the Universe Cosmic Education

Wolf, A.D.: Our Peaceful Classroom

McFarland, Sonnie: Honoring the Light of the Child

Joseph Chilton Pearce: The Biology of Transcendence

 

Rudolf Dreikurs: Children: The Challenge

 

David Elkind: The Hurried Child

 

Jane Healy: Your Child's Growing Mind: Brain Development

 

Paula Lillard & Lynn Jessen: Montessori from the Start

Jane Nelson: Positive Discipline or Positive Discipline for Preschoolers

 

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

 

John Chattin McNichols: The Montessori Controversy

 

Angeline Stoll Lillard: Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius

 

Rambusch, Nancy: Learning how to Learn

 

Apel, K. and Maserson: Beyond baby talk: from speaking to spelling

 

Beebe, B. and Lachmann: The Origins of Attachment

 

Brown, S.: Play: how it shapes the brain, opens the imagination, and Invigorates the soul

 

Carlson. S.M.: Individual difference in executive functioning and theory of the mind

 

Csikszentmilhalyi, M.: Flow: the psychology of optimal experience

 

Galinsky, E: Mind in the making

 

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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