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The Montessori Family Alliance & Tomorrow's Child Magazine

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Montessori is more than a School

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Montessori is much more than an educational approach or a network of schools that follow a distinctly different curriculum.

Montessori is a way of raising children, and creating a peaceful home.

For many of us, Montessori is a way of life.

The Montessori Family Alliance is a new international network of Montessori parents, teachers, and friends of Montessori. We focus on issues of children, Montessori education, and Montessori family life from infants and toddlers through teens.

The Montessori Family Alliance reaches out to parents like you who have interest in or a connection to the Montessori community, encouraging them to choose Montessori for their children, assisting the schools that they choose to help orient them to the principles of Montessori education, inspiring them to become more supportive and positively engaged in their children's school communities, and to share stories about how specific Montessori schools have designed new facilities and developed fascinating programs, sharing stories of present and former Montessori students,and continuing to share information about ongoing research that supports the effectiveness of Montessori education.

Montessori Family Alliance Benefits

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Members of the Montessori Family Alliance can take advantage of a wide-range of benefits, which include:

    • Two extra issues of Tomorrow's Child delivered digitally online

    • A Tomorrow's Child APP for IPhones and Android Smartphones

    • A special series of articles & orientation webinars to help new families to prepare their children to enter Montessori for the first time

    • A digital edition of our popular Montessori 101: A Guided Tour of the Early Childhood and Elementary Classroom

    • An archive of past articles from Tomorrow's Child

    • An ongoing series of videos about the Montessori experience

    • Montessori Family Life Parenting Tips delivered to each member's inbox

    • Weekly live online Montessori Family Life Parenting Webinar

    • Moderated Montessori Family Life Parenting Discussion Forums

    • Optional In-depth Montessori Parenting Education Programs*

    • Optional One-On-One Parent Mentoring+


* Optional extended parenting classes and/or one-on-one parent coaching will have a reasonable additional cost

Individual Montessori Family Alliance membership (US dollars):


$30 Tomorrow's Child Magazine and Digital Membership in US

$45 Tomorrow's Child Magazine and Digital Membership outside the US

$20 Digital Membership Worldwide

Sign up for the Montessori Family Alliance

Special Discount - School Group Family Alliance memberships (US dollars)

As we have for the last 22 years, we offer Montessori schools the opportunity to order Tomorrow's Child and membership in the Montessori Family Alliance for their families in group orders at a steep discount.

Schools or groups ordering both print and digital memberships will receive a box of Tomorrow's Child magazines for families and staff four times a year, along with the digital editions and other benefits of membership in The Montessori Family Alliance.

1. For School Groups within the USA - $16.00/US per family or staff member (Minimum 50 members)
The Montessori Family Alliance membership and Tomorrow's Child print edition bulk shipped within the USA.

2. For School Groups outside the USA - $29.00/US per family or staff member (Minimum 50 members)
The Montessori Family Alliance membership and Tomorrow's Child print edition bulk shipped outside the USA.

3. For School Groups - Digital Subscription only - $12.00/US per family or staff member (Minimum 50 members)
The Montessori Family Alliance membership with digital subscriptions only.

Questions: Contact margot@montessori.org

The Montessori Family Alliance Board of Advisors and Contributing Editors.

  • Cheryl Allen M.A. AMS Montessori teacher educator, parenting educator, elementary guide
  • Katherine (Kitty) Bravo B.A. AMI Montessori teacher educator, consultant, Educational Director of The Center for Guided Montessori Studies
  • Jane Bluestein, Ph.D. Educator, Teacher Educator, Parenting Educator, School Consultant, Author
  • Sharon Caldwell BA MCI Montessori teacher educator, consultant, parent educator, Curriculum Coordinator Montessori School of Tokyo, Adjust Staff Montessori Foundation
  • Andrew Cutler, MD Montessori Dad, Physician specializing in Brain Science, Board Chair, President of the Florida Clinical Research Center
  • Chip Delorenzo M.Ed. AMS Montessori teacher educator, parenting educator, and the Head of Darmiscotta Montessori School in Darmiscotta, Maine USA
  • Michael Dorer Ed.D., AMI Montessori teacher educator, consultant, author
  • Ann Epstein, Ph.D., AMS Montessori teacher educator, researcher, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin
  • Paul Epstein, Ph.D., AMS Montessori teacher educator, consultant, author, Head of the Rochester Montessori School in Rochester, Minnesota
  • Donna Bryant Goertz MA AMI Founder, Austin Montessori School, Montessori Guide (retired), Author
  • Michael Gurian MA Author, speaker, counselor, researcher specializing in the ways boys and girls learn uniquely, Founder and Director, The Gurian Institute, Spokane, Washington
  • Leslie Hites Head of the Renaissance School in Oakland, California
  • Aubrey Hargis, M.Ed., AMS Montessori teacher, writer, consultant, parent educator
  • Chelsea Howe, Psy.D ?Former Montessori student ? Montessori mom ? Forensic psychologist at Perkins State Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland ? Adjunct Professor at Loyola University and Johns Hopkins University
  • Kathy Leitch, BA AMS Montessori Teacher Educator and Head of the Renaissance Montessori School in Ft. Myers, Florida
  • Vina Kay, JD Montessori Mom, attorney, co-producer Building the Pink Tower
  • Andrew Kutt, BA AMS Montessori teacher educator, Montessori consultant, parenting educator, Head of the Oneness Family School
  • K.T. Korngold, M.A. AMS Montessori teacher educator, consultant, author. She is the CEO of CME|NY and their lab school and child care center, the Montessori Children's Center.
  • Kathryn Kvols BA author of Redirecting Children's Behavior and president of the International Network for Children and Families
  • Christine Lowry, M.Ed. AMS Montessori educator, school founder and director, parent educator, Montessori teacher educator, and consultant on public policy as it impacts high quality Montessori education.
  • Lorna McGrath, MA AMS Senior Consultant at the Montessori Foundation, Montessori Teacher Educator and Director of our Montessori Family Life program
  • Jane Nelson, Ed.D. Marriage, family, and child counselor, author or coauthor of many books on child discipline, including the Positive Discipline series
  • Cathie Perolman BA AMS Montessori teacher educator, author, consultant, parent educator, Montessori Guide
  • Virginia Riga, Ed.D. Montessori teacher educator, consultant, researcher, specialist in Montessori in the public sector
  • Maren Schmidt, M.Ed. AMI: author of Understanding Montessori and Director of Kids Talks
  • Joyce St. Giermaine JD, Former Montessori mom, current Montessori grandmother, writer, and Editor of Tomorrow's Child
  • Jan Selby MA Montessori Mom, filmmaker, Quiet Island Films, Building the Pink Tower
  • Tim Seldin, M.Ed., AMS Author, Montessori school consultant, Montessori Teacher Educator, Chair of the International Montessori Council and President of The Montessori Foundation
  • Ann Winkler, M.A. AMS Montessori teacher education, Director Elementary Montessori Teacher Education CGMS
  • Jonathan Wolff BA, AMI Senior Consultant at the Montessori Foundation, Montessori teacher educator, consultant, author
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