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The Montessori Family Alliance (MFA) is an international network of Montessori parents, teachers, and friends of Montessori. Member benefits include our Montessori family magazine,Tomorrow’s Child, our parent resource library, blogs, practical tips for bringing Montessori home, weekly webcasts, discussion groups, our Montessori helpline, a private Facebook group, and parent education programs. 

We have been a well-known trusted source of practical and reliable information, answers, and advice for families all over the world for almost 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.

Welcome!

1.

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

2.

Tomorrow’s Child – The Montessori Family Magazine

Stories about Montessori today

Research

How to support your child’s Montessori education

Recommended children’s books, toys, and family activities

4.

Live weekly webinars on Montessori education and parenting

5.

Discounts on Montessori Parenting Courses

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

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

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A Unified Community

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.

A Glimpse Into The Members’ Library

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Staff Picks From Our Bookstore

Montessori for Every Family

Lorna McGrath &
Tim Seldin

 

 

Montessori 101

The Montessori
Foundation Staff

 

 

The Parenting Puzzle

Lorna McGrath
The Montessori Foundation

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 digital or print issues of
Tomorrow’s Child magazine to their families may order at a discounted price.

 

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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 occupa-tions in which no one ... ...

Above: Maria Montessori
Helen Keller