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List of Recommended Montessori Materials: Age 3 to 6

List of Recommended Montessori Materials: Age 3 to 6

This is an Adobe Acrobat PDF file with a detailed list of the Montessori materials recommended by the Montessori Foundation for an early childhood (ages 2 1/2 to 6) class. Download File

Five day a week attendance

Five day a week attendance

A parent wrote, “I am the board president of a Montessori School . Our school is a pre-K through K school. We are considering a move to change the slots we offer. Currently we offer 3 half-day slots and 3 full-day slots as well as 5 half-day and 5 full-day slots. We are the only […]

Peacemaking Circles

Peacemaking Circles

Montessorians are familiar with the daily “Circle” and use this important practice for starting or closing the day, but the Peacemaking Circle or Conferencing approach has become part of restorative practices in schools, workplaces, prisons, and Court systems around the country and throughout the world. Based on ancient practices of aboriginal peoples, this approach creates […]

Workbooks – Is there a place for them in Authentic Montessori

Workbooks – Is there a place for them in Authentic Montessori

Download PDF of Article: Workbooks – Is there a place for them in Authentic Montessori Education?

How Do We Judge Success?

How Do We Judge Success?

It seems to me that independent, scientific proof of the success of the Montessori approach will do a lot of good for Montessori Schools — but it carries inherent dangers as well. When we judge whether something is effective or successful, we need to consider that definition of success in the context of our goals. […]

Preparing the Budget

Preparing the Budget

Since most of a school’s income comes from tuition, the development of the next year’s budget begins with preparing the best and hopefully most accurate projection of next year’s enrollment at each age level. In this process, you should show enrollment for the year before, the current year, and the year for which you are […]

Basic Accounting Income Statements

Basic Accounting Income Statements

An income statement otherwise known as a profit and loss statement is a summary of a company’s profit or loss during any one given period of time, such as a month, three months, or one year. The income statement records all revenues for a business during this given period, as well as the operating expenses […]

Basic Accounting Income Statements

An Example of General Procedures for Bookkeeping

A. General Objectives 1. To facilitate the conduct of business. 2. To help assure the security of funds. 3. To help maximize the use of funds. B. Procedural Elements 1. Record keeping and check signing functions should be done by different people to as great an extent as possible. a. Primary record keeper: School Secretary […]

The Key Financial Reports That We All Need To Understand

The Key Financial Reports That We All Need To Understand

Many of us who end up in school administration or serving on a board would not consider financial planning and analysis to be our strongest skill area. Despite this, we are all responsible for keeping close tabs on our schools’ finances and for making decisions about the future based on accurate information, as well as […]