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.
Since 1976, Montessori Services has focused on bringing hard-to-find, child-size Practical Life materials into the classroom.
Founded in Pennsylvania by Jane Mills Campbell, an AMI-trained Primary Montessori teacher, the original Montessori Services School Catalog was created with a simple goal: make it easy and cost-effective to find the specialized items used in the Montessori classroom.
In 2004 their family resource catalog was created at the request of Montessori teachers. For Small Hands gives parents access to many of the same child-size items children use at school, enabling children to participate in the home environment with the same ease and success they enjoy in the classroom.
The many commonalities in the way Montessori Services and ETC Montessori started and grew is an indication of the ethos, and culture that both companies share. As both companies continue to grow they remain leaders in their perspective roles. Together, through our partnership we are able to meet the needs of schools and parents.
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.
More than a hundred years have passed since the creation of the first Montessori materials. Yet, the same principles still guide GAM in the production and development of new products. The goal is to offer children quality furnishings and materials, consistent with Maria Montessori's guidelines. At The Montessori Classroom we are proud to be chosen as the representatives of Gonzagarredi Montessori (GAM) materials in the US. As an ETC Montessori company, our commitment is to excellence, while providing services, curricula, and materials that benefit the Montessori community at large.
Maria Montessori's interest in space and furnishings dates back to 1907. At that time she began her work, at via dei Marsi 58 in Rome, developing educational experiences for children ages two and a half through six. Based on her observations she became aware that the classroom environment of that time needed to be changed. In her earlier writings - The Method of Scientific Pedagogy - of 1909, one can find drawings and plans of some of the first tables she proposed. The foundations of the prepared environment is clearly exhibited in this furniture.
Gonzagarredi materials are so closely connected to Maria Montessori that they represent the very idea and essence of authentic Montessori materials. Not only were these pedagogical instruments the very first materials designed by Maria, but the actual process of creating them was one of the very first collaboration initiated between her and the then known company of Ernesto Bassoli and Sons. Today, GAM is one of the four companies worldwide whose materials are approved by the AMI (Association Montessori Internationale) founded by her in the Netherlands.ieve 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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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.
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.