Choosing Montessori for Your Child
Choosing an education for your child is one of the most important decisions you may make as a parent. Being informed about your choices helps you to make good decisions for your family, your child and their future.
Montessori is a philosophy. There is diversity within the Montessori community worldwide, and each school is unique, reflecting its interpretation and practice of Montessori philosophy, the staff and parent-family community, the facilities and resources available and the vision of the centre or school.
Parents frequently ask
- How do I know it is really Montessori?
- What are the essential elements of Montessori education?
- What should I be looking for when I am considering a Montessori education for my child?
Montessori Parent Guides
Use the Montessori Aotearoa New Zealand Parent Guides to gain an understanding of Montessori and what your child can experience in a Montessori early childhood centre or school.
In the Parent Guides, you will find essential elements of Montessori, what to look for in a Montessori classroom and suggested questions to ask when you are visiting a Montessori early childhood centre or school.
There are three Parent Guides – Montessori early childhood (3-6 years), Montessori primary (6-12 years) and Montessori 12-18 (adolescent) Years.
You can read the parent guides online or download a print version.