The Center for Montessori Studies highlights community partner, alumni, and faculty contribution to the internationally anticipated longitudinal study examining Montessori education. Lillard et. al compared a variety of outcomes for children in Montessori preschools and non-Montessori preschools, following children from ages three to six. Study identifies child-directed, freely chosen activity with academic content matter in early childhood Montessori.
Accolades to Montessori Training Center Northeast Managing Director, Tim Nee for access and facilitation of the project; to our University of Hartford alumni who engaged as research assistants Hedy L. Azarhooshang, Samantha Cusak, Theresa Heinz, Erin Kenney, Sheila Morely, Ariel Rodriguez, Carmen Trainer, and Ashley Wodzicki; and Associate Professor Paige M. Bray, a contributing author who brought an education research perspective.
Press release at https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-10/f-mpb102317.php The full article can be accessed here https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01783/full