Montessori: A Modern Approach has been called the single best book for anyone — educator, childcare professional, and especially parent — seeking answers to the questions: What is the Montessori method? Are its revolutionary ideas about early childhood education relevant to todays world? And most important, especially for todays dual-career couples. Is a Montessori education right for my child? Paula Polk Lillard writes both as a trained educators and as a concerned parent — she has many years as a public school teacher, but it was her enthusiasm for the education her own child experienced in a Montessori school that led her to become a leading voice in the Montessori movement in this country. Her book offers the clearest and most concise statement of the Montessori method of child development and education available today.