Below are the the foundational components necessary to support a child's development in an authentic Montessori program. Beware! There are many "Monte-something" programs out there because anyone can call any program Montessori-even when it's far from it! If you can't check the boxes for your own program (or parents, if you don't see these as you look for a Montessori school for your child), it's not an authentic Montessori program! *Schools can discover more to support their programs in the Educator section.