NAMC montessori views on infant toddler behavior child and montessori parent with flowerTimes have changed, and science has made great progress, and so has our work; but our [Montessori] principles have only been confirmed, and along with them our conviction that mankind can hope for a solution to its problems, among which most urgent are those of peace and unity, only by turning its attention and energies to the discovery of the child and to the great potentialities of the human personality in the course of its formation. ~ Maria Montessori, The Discovery of the Child

Over time, we have received a few inquiries about managing toddler behavior. What we find most alarming in the nature of some inquiries is that what may be very natural behavior at this age is, at times, considered problematic. It seems that these inquiries focus on discipline and control of the child, when in fact it may be more appropriate to return to the principles of Montessori. This brings our attention to the very special role that parents, educators and caregivers have in the lives of very young children.

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Meeting and Greeting New People - Montessori Grace and Courtesy in a Practical Life Activity

Following is a Montessori Practical Life activity created by NAMC Graduate, Sarah F. Our thanks to S...

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This year marks NAMC’s 20th anniversary of providing quality Montessori distance training and curriculum development to Montessorians around the globe. Since we began in 1996, we have grown to build a fantastic community of students, graduates, and schools in over 120 countries. We are grateful for your continued support and dedication to furthering the reach and success of the Montessori method. Thank you for sharing this amazing milestone with us!

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