Since 1976, Montessori Services has focused on bringing hard-to-find, child-size Practical Life materials into the classroom. Although our School Catalog focus has expanded to include materials across the curriculum, materials for the exercises of Practical Life remain our specialty.
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 our 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.
Jane’s “kitchen table” business grew steadily, moving cross-country by school bus (yes, by school bus) to the Campbell’s California garage, from the garage to a small storefront, and eventually to our current location in downtown Santa Rosa, about one hour north of the Golden Gate Bridge. Get Directions to our showroom.
I started Montessori Services in 1976, yet is seems like I was in the classroom just yesterday. Actually, I left teaching when my first child was born. Seeking a way to stay in touch with fellow Montessorians, I started a home business, first making materials for local teachers and then finding products for them. I had no business plan, only my classroom experience to draw on.
Since then, we have produced and mailed countless catalogs, displayed at many Montessori conferences, and entered the brave new world of the internet. These days, our year-round staff fulfills your orders from two catalogs and two websites. It has taken all this time to get here and I find we are still on the journey.
We would not be here were it not for your feedback, collaboration, and support. In return, I am honored to have supported all of you in the most important work you do for our collective future — working with the children.
Jane Mills Campbell
The Montessori Services School Catalog is printed annually in the spring; find current pricing and stock status all year online. School product updates and special offers are delivered throughout the year via email.
The Montessori Services For Small Hands family catalog is printed annually in the fall; find current pricing and stock status all year online. Family product updates and special offers are delivered throughout the year via email.
Contact Montessori Services
Orders/Customer Service: 877-975-3003 M-F, 8-4:30 Pacific Time | 24-Hour Orders Only: 800-214-8959
11 West 9th Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401