The resources below have greatly contributed to our understanding of child development and best practices in early education. The first two books were written by the founder of The Children’s School, Margaret Skutch, and describe the mission and ideals of the school.


To Start a School
Margaret Skutch
(history of The Children’s School)

Taking Children Seriously
Margaret Skutch
(techniques of The Children’s School)

Between Parent and Child

Haim Ginott
(classroom language techniques)

Child Behavior

Louise Bates Ames and Frances Ilg
(child development)

Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius
Angeline Lillard
(Maria Montessori’s approach)

Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences

Howard Gardner
(learning and curriculum styles)

Raising Lifelong Learners
Lucy Calkins
(early learning)

Mind in the Making

Ellen Galinsky
(essential life skills)