Today the ETC Montessori name and logo have come to symbolize the standard in Montessori curriculum and education in thousands of Montessori schools around the world. Every year, we serve over 800,000 students, and over 67,000 teachers. In an effort to meet the various needs of our customers ETC Montessori partners with specific companies that we believe will enhance and provide value to the Montessori world.
Each partner is carefully selected so that the products or services not only complement the ETC selection of curriculum, but our company's culture, philosophy and most importantly the Montessori method that you have come to trust. ETC Montessori has never offered an economy line so you can be assured that each of the partners is a leader in their field and in the Montessori community.
To find out more about the various services and products each one offers please click on the logo of the partner.
Gulf Coast Montessori Teacher Education Center
The purpose of Gulf Coast Montessori TEC is to provide quality Adult Learning services in Early Childhood, and Elementary Montessori education to the community so that children will benefit from the philosophy and pedagogy of Dr. Maria Montessori by becoming knowledgeable, competent, and independent citizens.
The emphasis on curriculum patterns, developmental levels, and current educational research will provide our teachers with added skills in differentiation of curriculum implementation as well as a stronger understanding of Dr. Montessori’s philosophy as applied to this age group.
The staff at Gulf Coast Montessori Teacher Education Center (GCMTEC) believe that the betterment of society comes through education and understanding the differences that surround us as members of this society. We believe that education of children through the pedagogy of Dr. Maria Montessori is the best way to achieve this end. In addition, the staff believes that the framework outlined by Dr. Montessori allows for adaptation to meet the needs of today’s learners.
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ETC Montessori Digital
As school districts and individual schools take up new forms of technology and explore new ways of delivering content and instruction, ETC entered the digital market in 2013 with Project Metis. By 2015, we partnered with Apple and Google to provide materials in a digital format. This year, will mark the first time that we are beginning to make curricula and Montessori training albums available as digital downloadable items and digital subscriptions.
The move to host our own digital content became increasingly important as school leaders continue to become even more conscious of new technologies that can engage students, and build on their academic strengths. As Montessorians we have made every effort to stay true to our roots. Our digital materials are not intended to replace the traditional printed materials that are currently in the classroom. On the contrary, we want to augment the activities and provide tools that not only challenge students, but also keep them engaged academically, promoting deep learning. Essentially, we are trying to provide students with more opportunities for project-based learning. Discover digital content directly through our online store.
MontessoriViews, has a mission of bringing ETC content and awareness of Montessori practices to the general public, and it is our way of creating a community around the brand that we all have come to value. Get inspiration, ideas and helpful information on how to use the ETC Montessori materials, and containers so that you can create a beautiful and cohesive classroom.
Ascentium Capital Financial
We know that obtaining the materials, equipment, and professional development needed to bolster your school without restricting cash flow is a balancing act. To offer our customers the ideal solution, ETC Montessori has partnered with Ascentium Capital, the largest financing organization in the U.S to offer equipment lease and financing. It only takes seconds to apply and have access to affordable payments and potential tax advantages.
Their business financing products and services are customized to match the unique business needs and goals that schools face. From new equipment leasing to financing your next full classroom solution, our people at ETC and Ascentium will work with you to create payment options that match your specific needs. For instance, full payments may be delayed until the materials you purchased begins generating revenue and payments may be stretched out for up to 84 months. With business financing, substantial cash outlays and depletion of bank credit lines may be avoided.
With Ascentium Capital financing, schools have access to funds for purchasing traditional Montessori materials, Montessori curriculum, Consulting, Professional Development and more. Purchases over $1,000 qualify for financing.
We believe that Montessori education has the power to bring about positive changes in the world, and by cultivating the natural evolution of its practice, we ensure that Montessori continues to make the most impact and that the philosophy transcends time. We aim to apply the Montessori principles of human development to the advancement of our organization.
TIME has partnered with ETC Consulting to offer consulting services that help schools through a variety of operating and organizational situations. ETC's consultants and advisors have the understanding; awareness, network, skill and proficiency to successfully guide you and your institution on a variety of areas to help ensure a successful Montessori program.
Touchstone Discussion Project
Touchstones Discussion Project is a non-profit education organization that teaches people essential communication, thinking, and leadership skills. Their discussion-based programs are developed and implemented with learners of all ages and walks of life. From elementary school grades through professional executive adults, participants in Touchstones programs improve their skills in speaking, active listening, critical and reflective thinking, problem solving, and collaboration. Touchstones discussion leaders and participants alike learn to work with others in ways that enhance and broaden their own knowledge and understanding, leading to a more inclusive and respective community and society.
In the Montessori classroom teachers build sophisticated thinking—such as inference, critical analysis, and insight—while introducing the younger generation to the legacy of ideas that illuminate our understanding of the world, by providing a forum for conversation. Through the use of the primary texts, guides enable students to take control of their learning, and lead them to see that true learning is not about satisfying the test maker but about satisfying their own wondering.