Parent Resources


Web Sites

American Montessori Society: 
For great information not only about American Montessori Society, but also Montessori in general, with a tab for families.

Find accessible ways of bringing Montessori home through Amy's work at Montessori Like a Mother

Jeanne-Marie Paynel: 
Jeanne-Marie combines her three passions: Montessori, Conscious Parenting, and Positive Discipline

Hand in Hand Parenting: 

Zero To Three - National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families: 
Provides a wide range of information, and the know-how, to nurture early development.

Montessori Foundation:

PEP Parent Encouragement Program:
(PEP) is a nonprofit, educational organization established in 1982, providing classes, events and other educational resources to parents and all who care for children, toddlers through teens.



ZERO TO THREE - National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families
Love, Learning, and Routines

"For most of us, our lives involve a series of patterns—routines we perform almost every day, like stopping at the same place each day for coffee on the way to work. This is also very true for babies and toddlers. While we play a part in creating routines in our children’s lives, we may not fully realize the role they play in young children's development."

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The Montessori Mafia by Peter Sims

It may seem like a laughable “only in New York” story that Manhattan mother, Nicole Imprescia, is suing her 4-year-old daughter’s untraditional private preschool for failing to prepare her for a private school admissions exam.

But her daughter’s future and ours might be much brighter with a little less conditioning to perform well on tests and more encouragement to discover as they teach in Montessori schools. Ironically, the Montessori educational approach might be the surest route to joining the creative elite, which are so overrepresented by the school’s alumni that one might suspect a Montessori Mafia: Google’s founders Larry Page and Sergei Brin, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, videogame pioneer Will Wright, and Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, not to mention Julia Child and rapper Sean “P.Diddy” Combs….

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Together with Montessori: The guide to help Montessori teachers, assistant teachers, resource teachers, administrators & parents work in harmony to create great schools
by Cam Gordon

A Parents’ Guide to the Montessori Classroom
by Aline D. Wolf

Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder
by Richard Louv

I Love Dirt!: 52 Activities to Help You and Your Kids Discover the Wonders of Nature
by Jennifer Ward

Touchpoints 3 to 6
by T. Berry Brazelton


Why VMS?

What our parents are saying... "Thanks again for having such a wonderful school. We miss it — your on-time and relevant communications, the supporting and safe environment, and just flat out care for everything you all do. VMS is a treasure."

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Two-Year-Old Program

The Two-Year-Old Montessori Program is designed to meet the specific developmental needs of the ever inquisitive two-year-old.

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Primary Program

The Primary Montessori curriculum includes Practical Life, Sensorial, Math, Language, Geography, and Science and Nature.

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Summer Program

Our 2023 Little Villagers summer program will begin Monday June 5th and run through August 4th.


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