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Check out these resources for additional information about the Montessori Method of education and about Texas charter schools.

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Association Montessori Internationale
Association Montessori International of the United States (AMI/USA) brings the principles of Dr. Maria Montessori to the education of children, to help them attain their full potential in our society.

American Montessori Society​
AMS is a community of schools, teachers, families, and others determined to make Montessori a strong and positive force in education.

National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector
​The National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector supports the development and sustenance of excellent public Montessori programs.

Texas Charter Schools Association​
​TCSA improves student achievement in Texas by advocating for and strengthening a diverse set of high quality charter schools.


Montessori Today
Lillard, Paula P. (1996)
Describes Montessori theory and contemporary American Montessori schools serving ages ranging from birth to adulthood.

Montessori from the Start
Lillard, Paula P.; Jessen, Lynn L. (2003)
What parents can do to help their youngest children in the process of self-formation.

To Educate the Human Potential
Montessori, Maria. (1948)
Describes the needs of the elementary-aged child in the process of acquiring culture.

The Absorbent Mind
Montessori, Maria. (1949)
Discusses the development of infants and young children from birth to three years. Gives a clear explanation of the basis of Montessori theory and method.

The Child in the Family
Montessori, Maria. (1956)
A series of short essays about the child, the family, and the school, with a philosophical emphasis.

From Childhood to Adolescence
Montessori, Maria. (1973) 
Discusses the development and education of the child from age seven through adolescence. Includes Dr. Montessori's thoughts on university education.

Maria Montessori: Her Life and Work
Standing, E. M. (1957)
Covers Maria Montessori's life, how she developed Montessori education, its theoretical basis, and the worldwide growth of the Montessori movement.