A Guide to Montessori Curriculum and Online Resources

I’ve been asked the question about the Montessori curriculum resources many times. It is quite inspirational to hear how many people are willing to discover Montessori for their children and desire to learn more about this method, and the practical side of implementing the Montessori curriculum in their homes.

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The amount of information can be overwhelming if you try to grasp it all at once. These are fascinating resources you can come back to over and over again. I found that the best way to understand the big picture is to combine reading Montessori books, online resources with lots of great graphics, and browsing through Montessori videos.

About Montessori

The Montessori way of teaching is an educational approach developed by Dr. Maria Montessori in the early 1900s. It emphasizes a child-centered environment that fosters independence, freedom within limits, and respect for a child’s natural psychological and physical development.

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The Montessori method is based on hands-on learning, with students encouraged to learn at their own pace and work collaboratively in mixed-age groups. The environment is carefully designed to promote exploration and discovery, with teachers acting as guides to support each student’s learning journey. The Montessori approach has been widely adopted around the world and is considered one of the most innovative and effective approaches to early childhood education.

The Montessori curriculum is a child-centered approach to education that emphasizes the importance of independence, self-expression, and creativity. It is designed to encourage children to explore and learn through hands-on experiences and practical activities that promote cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development.

The curriculum is based on the individual needs and interests of each child, and teachers aim to guide students rather than direct them. Key components of the Montessori curriculum include the use of Montessori materials, a multi-age classroom setting, and a focus on hands-on learning and exploration.

Montessori curriculum resources are specific to the Montessori method of education, which emphasizes hands-on learning and individualized instruction. These resources may include lesson plans, materials, and teaching guides that follow the Montessori philosophy.

Many companies and organizations offer Montessori curriculum resources for educators and parents, including Montessori Tube Academy, Montessori Services, and the Association Montessori International. Additionally, there are numerous books and online resources available for individuals interested in incorporating Montessori principles into their teaching or homeschooling.

Montessori Curriculum Resources

Wikisori – Wikisori, among other things, is an online Montessori Album project built by Montessorians for Montessorians. Wikisori strongly encourages active participation, contribution, and collaboration. Take as much as you want, but leave something behind to make Wikisori a little better than you found it. 


My Montessori Curriculum for ages 3 through 6 (free) – by Just Montessori


 Montessori Albums (free) by MontessoriAlbum.Com

This wiki gives Montessori teachers a way to look up lessons online without having to lug out their albums in those giant binders, and as a place to share extensions, variations, and original lessons that they have come up with. This site is also for those who are not Montessori trained to learn more about the lessons that are taught in a Montessori classroom, such as parents who wish to use Montessori elements in a home-school environment.

Areas covered: Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Math, Social Studies, Science, Music, Art, Methodology


Montessori Primary Guide (free) by Montessori Info

Montessori is an educational pedagogy that focuses on the individual child and his needs. The concepts behind the pedagogy were consolidated by Dr. Maria Montessori at the beginning of the 20th century. Her concepts regarding teaching children based on their needs and personal interests led to the Montessori educational method of today. There are four areas of learning in a Montessori 3-6 class.

  • Areas covered: Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Mathematics
  • Areas covered: Montessori Math Album,
  • Montessori Language Development Album, Montessori Practical-Life Album, Montessori Sensorial-Motor Development Album.

Montessori Scope and Sequence(Infant – Age 12) (free) – by Montessori Compass

The Montessori Compass team is very happy to provide free web-based access to a sophisticated and comprehensive Montessori Scope & Sequence (Infant – Age 12), developed in collaboration with Tim Seldin and the Montessori Foundation team. Nearly 3000 Montessori lessons have been carefully organized into ten curriculum categories.

  • Areas covered: Infant
  • Art, Music and Movement, Cosmic Studies, Geography, History, Language, Arts, Mathematics, Practical Life, Science
  • Sensorial

Montessori Scope and Sequence by Montessori Print Shop (free):

We are providing you with an overview of the Primary Montessori Practical Life Program so that you have a better overall picture of the progression of materials and lessons.


Our Montessori Inspired Curriculum by Carrots are Orange

“As we officially dive into homeschooling this year, I’ve been thinking a lot about the general plan, a daily routine, as much as we can have a predictable schedule, and catering to my son’s different learning styles. In addition to this reflection, I have done quite a bit of research and reviewing of potential homeschool curricula. This post includes our Montessori Homeschool Curriculum ideas for preschoolers”.


Montessori Curriculum for Parents by Montessori House:

Our experienced Montessori House teachers have developed the Montessori teaching curriculum for parents to use at home.

Montessori Teaching Album for Babies Infants Toddlers
Montessori Curriculum for Toddlers & PreK
Montessori Curriculum for PreK thru Kindergarten (Primary)
Montessori Curriculum Albums Infant through First Grade: Complete Set of Six Albums


 M3 Curriculum – a truly unique curriculum in its approach to Montessori homeschooling. It is Montessori aligned with a child-centered approach to learning, designed for homeschooling parents who choose to teach their child(ren) from home or in a pod, and offers ongoing support from parents worldwide. So, help is always just a click away. Visit Multisori via this link and get a 10% discount!


Teacher Manuals by Montessori Research and Development

“Thirty-three years after introducing our first Montessori teacher manual, we continue to provide the Montessori community with manuals offering highly detailed presentations, clear illustrations, and accurate information. Both seasoned and beginning Montessori teachers love our Montessori albums. We offer all levels”.

  • Infant and Toddler (birth to 3)
  • Montessori curriculum albums
  • Early Childhood (3 – 6)
  • Montessori curriculum albums
  • Elementary I (6 – 9)
  • Montessori curriculum albums
  • Elementary II (9-12)

Montessori Online Resources 

Montessori Printables by Montessori Nature

Welcome to the Montessori Nature shop with thematic printables for children. The printables are designed to simplify the learning process, make complex concepts easier for young minds to comprehend, and transform information into knowledge. I invest hours of extensive research into creating each printable. Cards are accompanied by true-to-life images, photographs, or watercolor clipart. I bring along my many years of experience working as a teacher and homeschooling my children. All cards are presented to you as digital instant downloads. There is no shipping or waiting involved. All printables are delivered to your email ready to be printed. You can start using them right away.


Activity Planner by Montessori Nature

Hands-on activities are organized by week and by day. The pack is accompanied by a pre-filled planner for guided learning with an editable date box and headings. The guided learning planner comes with low-prep activities that cover major areas of a child’s development and foster independence, creativity, and critical thinking.


Montessori Materials by Montessori Services

Since 1976, Montessori Services has focused on bringing hard-to-find, child-size Practical Life materials into the classroom. Although our School Catalog focus has expanded to include materials across the curriculum, materials for the exercises of Practical Life remain our specialty.


Montessori information, articles and lectures by M. Olaf

The Michael Olaf Montessori Company has been supplying the highest quality of true Montessori projects since the early 1980s. Today they supply only those few special items that are not available anywhere else, including the tromboncino in the correct size and color, the electric circuit set, vegetable cards, the wooden frame, and most importantly, Susan’s books available at a wholesale discount for Montessori school, parenting groups, and schools.


Video Gallery by Montessori Guide

An exploration of how Montessori practice supports the natural unfolding of human development in the earliest years. This video includes topics such as the need for sharp observation skills, the importance of dynamic language, what “toddler” concentration looks like in the infant community, and a brief overview of when a child is ready to transition from the infant community into a primary setting.


Montessori Videos on Vimeo

Montessori Videos on Youtube

Montessori 101 Facebook Group

FREE Montessori EBooks

The Montessori Method by Maria Montessori Audio
Pedagogical Anthropology by Maria Montessori
Spontaneous Activity in Education by Maria Montessori
The Absorbent Mind by Maria Montessori
Dr. Montessori’s Own Handbook

Online homeschool curriculum – Self-paced Homeschooling for Every Grade

SchoolhouseTeachers.com provides a highly interactive and engaging curriculum that covers a variety of subjects, from math and science to language arts and history. With over 400 courses available, there is something for every student’s unique learning style and interests. You can access the curriculum at any time, from anywhere with an internet connection, allowing you to tailor your child’s education to fit your family’s schedule and needs. Additionally, the platform offers resources for parents, including lesson plans, teacher guides, and grading tools, making it easy for you to stay organized and track your child’s progress.

Key Features:

School Boxes for PreK – 12th Grade containing:
In-Depth Curriculum Guides for Each Subject: These guides cover core subjects in detail, ensuring a thorough understanding of each area.
Engaging and Challenging Content: The curriculum is tailored to stimulate and challenge students, keeping them engaged and motivated.
Full Academic Year of Rich Educational Material: Every guide provides a complete year’s worth of learning, drawing from the diverse and extensive courses on SchoolhouseTeachers.com.

Access to 400+ self-paced homeschooling courses
Access to World Book plus 25,000+ streaming family videos

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About Anastasia - Anastasia is an early childhood teacher and the founder of Montessori Nature - a blog about Montessori living and learning and nature-based explorations. With many years of experience working in a Montessori environment and homeschooling her children, she directed her passion for all things Montessori and nature into creating educational resources. You can learn more here and browse her printables on Teachers Pay Teachers.

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