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Since 1982 Michael Olaf Montessori has helped parents and teachers around the world understand and support the full potential of the child from birth through age 12+.


NEW: Birth to Three Video Clips and Materials stages of development

Montessori and Mindfulness book based on the presentation at the International Montessori Congress, 2016

Human Development Montessori Middle school course. Michael Olaf's Joyful Child (for birth to three) is used as a text in a Montessori adolescent program

Montessori" A Video Explanation: Anyone can use the word "Montessori"

Maria Montessori Biography A brief overview and several pictures

Montessori FAQ's Frequently Asked Questions about Montessori education.

Montessori Lectures and Articles Montessori infant information, an observation of a 3-6 class, and more

Montessori for a Prince a story of Montessori for a Prince (PDF)

AMI/USA Newsletter for 0-3 (PDF) Summer Ideas for the child, 0-3

The International Montessori Index practical information

Montessori Homeschooled One story

Creativity Do schools kill creativity? This is a link to a short talk, given at the end of an education conference, by Sir Ken Robinson. It is one of the most insightful and entertaining talks we have heard in a long time. Enjoy! (courtesy of

Montessori and Waldorf Schools
a comparison

About Us Michael Olaf Montessori Company, established in 1982

Montessori Supporters and famous Montessori students PDF

Chinese Multiplication: Math through the ages is a standard research in Montessori 6-12 classes. Here is a video of an ancient variation.

FOOD - teach every child about food, a very important TED talk

A Christmas Prayer for the Earth includes original lyrics and music and pictures from Susan's Montessori work around the world.

Previous Michael Olaf Newsletters:
#2 Montessori Art, January 2010
#3 Montessori Cultural Geography, May 2010
#4 Montessori Parenting/Teaching, August 2010
#5 Montessori Home Environment, November 2010
#6 Montessori in Sikkim, January 2011
#7 Montessori Math, April 2011
#8 All 2009-2011 Newsletters, May 2011
#9 Montessori Grace and Courtesy, August 2011
#10 Montessori Biology, May 2012
#11 Practical Life, Real Life, Aug 2012
#12 Happy Children for the Holidays, Dec 2012
#13 Book, Child of the World, Mar 2013
#14 Book, The Joyful Child, July 2013
#15 Book, The Universal Child, October 2013
#16 Montessori Language, April 2014
#17 Swaddling, Caring for Others, Authentic Montessori. November 2014
#18 Concentration, Where the Magic Happens!, May 2015
#19 Michael Olaf Montessori Company, Nov 2015
#20 Cosmic Education, February 2016
#21 New Chess Book & Blog May 2016
#22 The Music Environment July 2016
#23 New book, Montessori and Mindfulness, November, 2017
#24 Thank You

#25 New book, The Red Corolla, Montessori Cosmic Education, June, 2019

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