Parent Resources

Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius By Angeline Stoll Lillard

How To Raise An Amazing Child the Montessori Way By Tim Seldin

Online Picks

The American Montessori Society has assembled a nice list of family resources. We encourage you to visit their webpage.

The Ohio Montessori Alliance is a collective of individuals interested in supporting and nurturing Montessori Education in Ohio. Learn more by visiting their website.

 

Handbooks, forms, and other parent resources

 

Advocacy

Are you passionate about Montessori education? Learn how you can help champion the cause.

AMI USA and the American Montessori Society have joined forces to push forward a national public policy agenda as it relates to Montessori education. Learn more here.

http://www.montessoriforward.org/

You can get involved in the statewide efforts by connecting up with the Ohio Montessori Alliance

http://ohiomontessorialliance.org/policyregulations.html

 

Volunteer Opportunities

Westshore Montessori School is always looking for passionate and qualified individuals to serve on its Board of Trustees. Interested in learning more? Call the school office to discuss your interest further.

We’ll be sharing volunteer opportunities as they become available. Don’t want to wait for us? Give us a call.

Contact your child’s teacher about opportunities to help in the classroom with reading, crafts and holiday celebrations.

 

Beyond Westshore

We are often asked how children adapt to a new environment once they leave Westshore? The following are the skills each child develops at Westshore and how we have laid the foundation for life.

MANAGEMENT – Montessori students are used going to the bathroom when they need to go, they sharpen their pencils when they need to, and they get up to get something that they need to complete their work. The only time they ask for permission to get up is during a lesson or if they have been abusing the privilege. The Montessori child understand each environment they enter and can adapt to new situations with ease.

SOCIALĀ – Montessori students are used to working together and helping their peers. They are used to using conflict resolution skills to work through their problems, they are used to the teacher not only respecting their input and opinions, but encouraging them, and they are use to respecting other children’s needs and having their needs respected. These skills are used in the traditional classroom and throughout life to adjust to new situations.

ACADEMICĀ – Montessori children are use to being able to move on to new material when they are ready for that information. They are also used to saying to the teacher, ‘I’m having a lot of problems understanding this concept, could you show it to me in another way?” or, “I really understand this concept, can I please take a test on it and move on to the next concept?”
Montessori children are unusually adaptable. They know how to work independently and in groups. They are problem solvers who can make choices and manage their time well. Our students typically transition well into the new environments they encounter. We have given them the foundation that not only prepares them for success in academics but for life.