Where the child's interest inspires great work
Maitri Learning creates educational materials that are research-based, accurate, beautiful, durable, and usable. Maitri Learning was founded somewhat accidentally by a Montessori teacher who was trying to buy the perfect materials for her classroom and couldn't find them anywhere. Now, the materials she created (based specifically on the precise directions received in her AMI training) are used by Montessori teachers, parents, and teacher trainers around the world. We are named after the Buddhist word maitri which means 'having a compassionate, kind heart.' We keep the principle of maitri at the front of all of our business decisions.
When you order Maitri Learning materials you can be confident that you are receiving materials of the highest educational value. All of our materials are designed by a Montessori teacher and rigorously reviewed and tested by Montessori teacher trainers, teachers, and children before they are offered for sale. Our research-based materials contain exactly what you and your children need and nothing else.
Maitri is a green, eco-friendly, fair-wage, right-livelihood, woman-owned business. We pay all of our employees at least $15/hour, which should be our country's national minimum wage. Our prices reflect these fair labor costs along with the higher costs of environmentally-sound paper, toxin-free laminate, and inks made without ozone-depleting substances.
- AMI conference in Long Beach, CA (Feb. 11-14)
- AMS conference in Chicago, IL (March 10-13)
Kylie D'Alton is a Montessori mom living down under and homeschooling her two sons Montessori-style. Right now, they are intensely interested in sea stars (starfish). So, she used our "Part of" the starfish materials to encourage their interest and expand into academic study. You can read about her experience with these materials on her blog at How We Montessori.
Join Dr. Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa (researcher, professor, and author), Julia Volkman (Maitri Learning's founder), and Drew Nelson (Fulbright scholar) every Thursday morning (9:00 to 11:00 a.m. EST) to take a look into key educational issues including:
- Attention and ADHD
- Executive Functions
- Language Development, Foreign Language Learning, and Dyslexia
- Cultural neuroscience
- Affective neuroscience (social/emotional learning)