Answers to common questions about the Montessori Library.
The Montessori Library is a set of resources that you can subscribe to for a month at a time. These resources will help you in the classroom or in the home, if you are interested in being a better Montessori parent or teacher, or if you are just curious to learn more about Montessori.
Almost everyone will find something useful in the Montessori Library. Staff, classroom assistants, teachers, administrators and parents will appreciate the wide range of resources, ranging from an introduction to Montessori to advanced theory on how to teach geometry to elementary aged students.
We have both videos and reading materials. There are forums for exchanging tips with other subscribers, as well as a professional Librarian who will try to answer any questions you have.
The resources found in the online library definitely supplement the classroom, help to enhance the child’s learning experience, and also acts as a refresher to many courses offered through CGMS.
If you are looking to do Montessori in the home, or just understand the Montessori classroom better, you will find much of value in these resources.
These resources are not intended for teacher training. While they may be good supplements for someone interested in working with children, please consider enrolling in one of CGMS full certificate teacher training programs. The certification level programs offered by CGMS include: The Infant Toddler, The Primary, and The Elementary levels, the latter two of which are accredited by MACTE. The certification level programs take anywhere from 18 – 26 months to complete. None of the following are accredited: the Montessori library, any CGMS professional development program, and any purely online program such as the CGMS Associate Certificate programs.
While many of the resources in the library are parts of our professional development courses (P.D.) or teacher training programs, no, the library is not part of a degree program. An individual may not take the course through the library and earn a certification. A certification toward the toddler, primary and elementary programs will only be granted through acceptable completion of the courses through the proper channels of CGMS only.
Just create an account and then subscribe to the resources you want.
An individual may sign up for any amount of subscriptions at a time, provided all subscription fees are paid at the time of registration.
The library is available internationally. Please note that the library materials are in English, and that any correspondence to CGMS regarding the library must be in English only.
Subscribers to the online resource library must pay by credit card.
Please contact us to discuss discounts for your schools or other groups.
Each subscription is for a month, and automatically renews at the end of the period. For example, if you subscribe on June 15th, your subscription period ends on July 14th. However, if you do not cancel then your subscription will automatically renew on July 15th.
Sorry, the library subscription fees are not refundable.
A new subscription may be added at any time. It may be dropped without further charges up until 2 business days prior to the renewal date
A subscriber has the option of logging into their subscription 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Please allow up to 24 hours after subscribing for your account to be active.
No, only the user and person who signed up may use the subscription at that time.
Subscriptions do not expire automatically, but may be canceled at any time. If canceled, account access will expire at the end of the billing period. Once a subscription has expired the account is deactivated and the user’s access to the resources will be suspended.
If technical assistance is needed, please contact the administrator. If the issue remains unresolved, the administrator may contact the IT technician to call the subscriber to fix the situation.
For your convenience the Montessori Library supports both Macintosh and Windows personal computers. While some people have had success using mobile devices such as iPhones and Android tablets, we do not officially support mobile devices with the Library.