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Montessori Family Alliance Member Benefits

We have been a well-known trusted source of practical and reliable information, answers, and advice for families all over the world for 30 years. Whether you are:

  • Simply looking into Montessori for the first time
  • A family whose children are just beginning their Montessori journey
  • A home-schooling family
  • A teacher wanting to know more about Montessori

Or even a graduate of one of the world’s more than 22,000 Montessori schools

We’re here to help!

If you are not already a member of the Montessori Family Alliance, there are several membership plan options.
If you are reading this, you’re in exactly the right place.
Just keep reading.



An Extensive Resource Library

Recordings of years of our Montessori Family-Life Webcasts

30 years of archives of Tomorrow’s Child, our Montessori parents’ magazine

Articles about Montessori at every level

Montessori at Home


Tomorrow’s Child – The Montessori Family Magazine

Published four times a year.

Includes articles about Montessori today and current research.

Support your child’s Montessori education and bring Montessori home.

Recommended children’s books, toys, and family activities.


Live weekly webinars on Montessori education and parenting & monthly wit&wisdom parenting zoom chats


Discounts on Montessori Parenting Courses

MFA Members get significant discounts on Montessori parenting courses such as the Parenting Puzzle.


A Unified Community through our MFA APP

The decision to choose Montessori education can be a hard one. Many people will not understand your decision. Membership to the MFA connects you with like-minded people from around the world who support your decision.

Become a Member of the Montessori Family Alliance Today

To order an individual subscription without membership in the MFA, CLICK HERE.

MFA School Group Memberships

Montessori schools can provide Montessori Family Alliance memberships to their families at a discounted price. Membership includes digital or print issues of Tomorrow’s Child magazine, an online parent resource library including thousands of articles and webinars on parenting and school topics, live weekly webcasts with recordings available to watch on their own time, book reviews for adults and children, a unified community through access to our private Facebook group, and discounts on the Parenting Puzzle, our online parenting course created by Lorna McGrath. 


A Glimpse Into The Members’ Library

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Top 10 Ways to Show Gratitude for Your Teacher

Top 10 Ways to Show Gratitude for Your Teacher

by Cheryl Allen We all appreciate the teachers in our lives, but how do we share that gratitude when we may not know much about them beyond the classroom? Here are ten ideas: 1. Say thank you, and be specific about it: in person or by taking the time to write a note...

Gift-Giving Ideas

Gift-Giving Ideas

by Cheryl Allen Gifts should be a joy to give and receive, yet sometimes they can cause us stress. In Montessori, we consider how any item will help the child build themselves into the adult they are meant to be. To invite Montessori into your home and family,...



I tell my children to get out! In fact, I tell them all of the time to get out of my house and go away. Like the unforgettable and motivational lyrics from the song Roam, by the B52’s, I beg my children to “roam where you want to, roam around the world.” A simple song...

Staff Picks From Our Bookstore

Montessori for Every Family

Lorna McGrath &
Tim Seldin



Montessori 101

The Montessori
Foundation Staff



parenting puzzle

The Parenting Puzzle

Lorna McGrath
The Montessori Foundation

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School Group Membership

If you represent a Montessori school, put your school in the spotlight and highlight your credibility and Montessori affiliations.

By partnering with the Montessori Foundation, and purchasing MFA Memberships for your families, you are lightening the load for your staff and yourself! We are here to answer the many questions your parents will and do have!

Membership in the Montessori Family Alliance was designed to strengthen the relationship between our families and schools. We are your outside voice. Our alliance reinforces the sense of community. Parents, in turn, feel confident in their decision to continue to enroll year after year.

Now is the perfect time to give your families the gift of membership in Montessori Family Alliance. If our partnership helps your school to retain just one more family a year than you would on your own, it will have returned your investment many times over.

Maria Montessori:  In Her Own Words

What happened will always remain a mystery to me. I have tried since then to understand what took place in those children. Certainly there was nothing of what is to be found now in any House of Children. There were only rough large tables. I brought them some of the materials which had been used for our work in experimental psychology, the items which we use today as sensorial material and materials for the exercises of practical life.

I merely wanted to study the children’s reactions. I asked the woman in charge not to interfere with them in any way, as otherwise I would not be able to observe them. Someone brought them paper and colored pencils, but, in itself, this was not the explanation of the further events. There was no one who loved them. I myself only visited them once a week, and during the day, the children had no communication with their parents.

The children were quiet; they had no interference either from the teacher or from the parents, but their environment contrasted vividly from that which they had been used to; compared to that of their previous life, it seemed fantastically beautiful. The walls were white, there was a green plot of grass outside, though no one had yet thought to plant flowers in it, but most beautiful of all was the fact that they had interesting occupations in which no one, no one at all, interfered....

Above: Maria Montessori
Helen Keller