The Montessori Method of education, developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, is a child-centered educational approach based on scientific observations of children from birth to adulthood. The Montessori Method has been time tested, with over 100 years of success in diverse cultures throughout the world.
It is a view of the child as one who is naturally eager for knowledge and capable of initiating learning in a supportive, thoughtfully prepared learning environment. It is an approach that values the human spirit and the development of the whole child; physical, social, emotional, cognitive.
Maine Montessori Association is a regional membership organization that is committed to promoting and supporting Montessori education in Maine. We provide the following services:
• Professional development workshops for teachers and assistants in August, October, and March
• Two day assistant training in August
• Annual administrators forum
• Networking opportunities for teachers and administrators
• Job Postings / Classified ads for member schools
• International cultural kits created by Montessori teachers available for loan
• Montessori advocacy
• Maintain a listing of our member schools
Please take a look at, or better yet subscribe to our calendar below for upcoming professional development events.
More information about Montessori education can be found at the American Montessori Society and American Montessori International
The map below includes a list of our members. If you would like to be included on this map please become a member by filling out the membership application or by contacting us to learn more about the benefits of a Maine Montessori Association membership.
Clicking on the icon in the top left corner will expand a list of our members. Clicking on any of the pins on the map will expand the contact information for that school.
The Maine Montessori Association hosts professional development workshops in August, October, and March in addition to an administrators forum. Information on these events will be posted in our calendar. Our calendar will also include other events we feel would be beneficial to our membership and those interested in Montessori education.
Please register for an MMA sponsored event by opening the event on our calendar and selecting the link to register.
Subscribe to our events calendar