If you have a question please read the Frequently Asked Questions below. If your question isn't answered below, please contact us for further assistance.
Who designed your Montessori materials?
Do you sell Montessori materials that are already printed and ready to use?
Why purchase digital files or a CD Rom?
Am I allowed to share the files or copies of the printed materials?
I want to try a sample of your Montessori materials. How can I do that?
Do you have a store that I can walk in to and actually hold the materials in my hands?
How do I 'Sign In' to this site?
Why should I register an account before I make my first purchase?
What methods of payment do you accept?
Is my credit card information secure through this site?
What can I expect when I complete my payment?
Help! I had a technical problem with my computer and I don't know if my payment went through.
I live in a country that is not yet accepted in the address fields of the shopping cart. What should I do?
Can I update my account contact information?
Can I change my email address and password?
Help! I can't remember my password!
Can I view my previous orders place on this site?
I download the materials I purchased, but my computer crashed and now I've lost everything! What can I do?
I have downloaded the files I ordered, but there is a problem with one of them. What do I do?
What is the return/refund policy for your digital files and CD Roms?
I purchased a CD Rom from you but I lost it. Can I get a replacement?
How do I open the Bundled Zip Files?
Our Designer - Our Montessori Materials are designed by an AMI Primary Montessori Teacher who was trained by Renilde Montessori (Maria Montessori's granddaughter). Our designer has over 18 years of experience; in the Casa classroom, as a Homeschooling parent, as Head Administrator of a Montessori school, and has consulted on the design, opening, and licensing of 2 Primary Montessori Schools. To read more about our designer visit Montessori Candy and read this interview. back to top
Printed Materials - We no longer offer printed Montessori Materials. Our printable Montessori materials in digital format (pdf files) are much more affordable. We can offer much lower prices, there are NO shipping charges, and printable Montessori materials offer you much more flexibility. The best part though, is that our Montessori materials are received instantly by email. You literally can have Montessori materials in minutes! back
Why purchase files or a CD Rom? Purchasing our
Montessori materials in PDF Files or CD Rom(s) gives you the freedom to
print and reprint all of your purchased Montessori materials as often as
you would like. If you lose a piece of a Montessori material, want to
print additional copies of our Black Line Masters, or have several
children/classrooms within your school that require the same Montessori
materials - our Montessori materials in PDF Files or CD Roms are the
Our printable Montessori
materials can be taken to any professional printer (Staples, Kinkos,
etc.) and save yourself the time of printing. Many stores now accept
on-line printing orders - just send your files through their website and
pick-up your printed order when it's ready.
Our Montessori materials
in printable PDF files and on CD Roms can be used on both PC or MAC
All of our Montessori materials are in Adobe PDF File format (can
be read and printed through Adobe Reader, which is a free program that
can be downloaded off the internet:
PC users - http://www.adobe.com/products/reader/.
Mac users - :http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=10&platform=Macintosh
Sharing files or printed copies - Before you place your order you will see the following at check-out: "Our Digital Files and CD Roms are protected under copyright. You may not copy, sell, or distribute files or printed copies from these files. You agree that all copies of these files will remain under your control and possession. By clicking the 'Place Order" button, you are agreeing to the purchase of these items from this web-site in accordance with the Terms and Conditions." If you upload our files (even the free files) to any file sharing sites, your own website or blog, copy, sell, distribute, or share the files or printed copies of them, you may be subject to legal action.
Schools (including Home schools) and Care Providers - Purchase 1 file and make additional printed copies for several classrooms. All printed copies must stay in the school. The school is responsible for maintaining possession and control of the original file and all copies of the printed material. Any blackline masters included with the file may be printed and distributed to each child as required for the completion of the lesson/material.
Tutoring and services for payment - Purchase 1 file per child if the child will be removing the printed copies/materials from your possession and control. Any blackline masters included
with the file may be printed and distributed to each child as required
for the completion of the lesson/material. Once you lose possession and control of the additional printed copies, you may be subject to legal action should the removed items be uploaded, shared, copied, distributed or sold.
Samples - You are
welcome to sample our printable Montessori materials for FREE! Visit our
Montessori Materials page and download as many as you would would
like. You will see that our Montessori materials are consistently well
designed, offer beautiful images and we offer a huge selection. Please do not share or forward our free Montessori
materials on to your friends or home school groups - instead, direct
them to our free Montessori materials page and have them download their
own copy. Thank you. back
Store - We are an
on-line company. We do not have a brick and mortar store that you
can visit. All our printable Montessori materials are available in our store. Each product
has a full listing and a picture of the Montessori material that you can
zoom in on . We do have Free Montessori materials available on
our site for instant download. Visit our Free Montessori
Materials page, download and print. Yes, they are absolutely free!
No strings attached. Please do not share or forward our free Montessori
materials on to your friends or home school groups - instead, direct
them to our free Montessori materials page and have them download their
own copy. Thank you. back
Sign In - To sign in to your customer account, click 'Store' then click 'Sign In' on the menu bar. If you do not have an account, please click 'Store' then 'Register' on the menu bar. back
Register an account - To register an account click 'Store' then 'Register'. There is no cost to become a registered member. If you register we can make your shopping experience easier by keeping
track of billing and contact information in a fully secured environment
protected by SSL technology. Added benefits include a member profile
page and the ability to view your account history (purchases) with us.
This will mean you have the ability to access your Montessori material
downloads directly on our site at all times. You will want this feature if you have a
computer crash or delete your downloaded files by accident. back
Accepted payments -
Our printable Montessori materials can be paid for by Credit Cards, and PayPal (includes
credit cards, instant payment, bank transfer, eCheck, and debit). If you
are having trouble making your payment online please call us (289)
232-1022 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm Eastern time) and we will be happy to process
your payment over the telephone. back
Credit card information
secure? - Yes! Your credit card information is protected with
a secure SSL Certificate that encrypts all of your transaction through
our site with industry-standard secure sockets layer (SSL) technology.
This SSL technology ensures that both your credit card information and
personal information are protected. back
After payment -
You'll receive a "Download Products Notice" by email within a minute or
two of completing your payment. The email will contain the link for your
PDF digital file download. As well, if you have a registered account with us, you can sign in to your account and click 'My Account', click 'View Order History' and all past
orders are listed with download links. Please note: If you are not signed in to your account when you place an order, it will not show up in your order history. back
Did my payment go through? Our online system is automated. As soon as our system receives an accepted form of payment your download links for
your printable Montessori materials will be sent to you by email. You will also receive a receipt for
your order - be sure to print yourself a copy. If
you do not receive your links immediately by email please consider the following:
Please contact us if you've not received your download links. If contacting us by email please include your name and email address that you used to make the purchase. back
- Perhaps you have not completed the payment process; if you
choose PayPal you will be prompted to either sign into your PayPal
account (if you have one), or use their service as a 'guest' - in which case you will be
prompted to input your credit card and authorize the payment.
- Our email has been considered Spam - check your Spam/Bulk
have typed in the wrong/incorrect email address. Almost every day we
have an order placed with an incorrect email address!
- Our email address has been 'blacklisted' by your email
service. This can happen if you are placing an order from your place of
work and they have blacklisted email addresses that do not pertain to
your particular work service or business, or the email is considered suspicious due to the link it contains.
- We are working on the address fields of our
checkout to include all world wide addresses. We apologize if your
country is not yet listed. We value your business and hope you will bear
with us until our shopping cart is modified to properly accept ALL
International addresses. To purchase our printable Montessori materials
please feel free to adjust your address to fit into the address fields.
This will allow you to complete your order on-line.
If you continue to have
trouble adjusting the address fields, please email us your order (using
the item code #'s). We will manually process your order and send you an
on-line payment form to complete your payment. If we manually process
your order you will not receive an instant download link for your
Montessori materials. We will process your order as quickly as possible,
but this can take up to 8 hours - depending on what time of day you
complete your payment. back
Update Account Info - To update your contact information you must first Sign In. Click My Account pm the menu bar to access your account information. Select the Profile for which you wish to update the contact information. Make you changes and then click Save. back
Change email address and password - To update your email address and password you must first Sign In - click 'Store' and Sign In. Click My Account on the menu bar to access your account information and then select Change E-mail Address and Password from the My Account menu. You may update your email address, first and last name, and change your password, then click Save. Please note: For security purposes, your password must consist of 7-32 characters and must include at least once letter and one number. Passwords are case sensitive. back
Forgotten Password - Below the Sign In box is a link "Forgot your password?". Click the link and you will be directed to a page where you can enter your account email address. After you enter your account email address, click on "Get Password" below the box. The password will be sent to your email address. back
View Previous Orders - To view your order history you must first Sign In. Click My Account on the menu bar to access your account information. Select View Order History from the My Account menu and then select the order number for the order you wish to view. You may download your files from your previous orders directly from your Order History. Please note: If you were not signed in to your registered account when you made your past purchases, they will not show up in your Order History. back
Lost files - We're
so sorry to hear of your computer troubles. We have also suffered some
computer crashes over the years and understand how devastating the loss
of information can be. But don't worry! Everything you have purchased
from us is still available to you. As of Feb 14 2009, all purchases
made on a registered account have unlimited access online. Simply follow
these easy steps to access and download your Montessori materials
If you made your purchase prior to 02-14-2009, then you will not
have a download button to click on as previous purchases had a download
expiry date. If this is the case for you, please contact us. Let us know
your Invoice/Order # and we will be sure to send you all those files by
- Click over to our store and sign in to your account.
- On the top navigation bar, click on "My Account".
- Find "My Account Options" and click on "View Order
- Select an order from the list and click on "Download"
Problems - Cyber space is not perfect. And neither are those
of us who work in the office. Sometimes files can get scrambled up or
become corrupt during the process of uploading or downloading. And
sometimes us humans in the office make mistakes. If you encounter a
problem with your printable Montessori materials please contact us!
If you're unable to reach us by telephone, please send an email (we'll
get that faster than a telephone message). Include your order# and the
problem with your order. We will do everything we can to assist you and
make sure that you are satisfied with your Montessori materials. If you
contact us during the night (Eastern time, Ontario/Canada) no one will be in the office. Leave us a voice message or email and we'll get to your order ASAP in the morning. Please double
check your email address as we're unable to reach you unless it is
correct (you'd be surprised how many people make typos in their email
Returns/Refunds - Due to the nature of Digital Files and CD Roms
there are No Returns or Refunds.
Once a digital download
order has been placed and the download links have been accessed there
are NO REFUNDS.
If you have purchased a digital file in error and have
not yet accessed the download please contact us BEFORE downloading the
Once a CD Rom purchase has
left our facility for shipping there are NO RETURNS and NO REFUNDS.
If a purchased file is
corrupt or not opening correctly please contact us so that we can upload
a fresh file for you.
If you have a problem with our Montessori materials please contact us so that we can ensure you are satisfied with your purchases. back
Replacement CD Roms Our policy is the same as any other retail business: We will not replace any lost, stolen, or misplaced CD Roms - even if you have a copy of your receipt or an Invoice #. If you were to purchase a handbag from Walmart and then lose the handbag, Walmart will not replace the handbag for you (regardless of if you have the receipt or not). To replace your lost or stolen CD Rom you will need to purchase another one at the price currently listed in our store.
CD Rom Returned to Sender If your CD Rom purchase is shipped by Xpresspost and no one is available to receive/sign for your delivery, you will be left a delivery notice card that will indicate where you are to pick up your package from your local post office. Canadian and US post offices are required to hold your package for 7 days. If your package is not claimed within 7 days it is automatically returned to our office. You are responsible for picking up your package from your local post office within 7 days if no one is available to sign for your package at the addressed shipping location.
If you paid full price for your CD Rom then we will attempt a second shipping of your item at our expense. If you purchased your CD Rom on sale and the shipping was free, then you will be charged the base rate for the second shipping of your item.
Open Bundle Zip Files Zip files do not open immediately like the pdf downloads do. The pdf files in the digital bundles are zipped to make the file smaller for download.
- Save the downloaded .zip file to the hard drive.
- Locate the saved .zip file.
- Right click on the file and select "extract all". This will open the
- Click "next" and then select the location to extract the files to. (Extract
the files to a place you can find easily, i.e. "My Documents")
- You can choose the option to "Make a new folder". (i.e. Montessori Files)
- Click "ok."
- Click "next" to begin the extraction process.
- Make sure that the "Show Extracted Files" option is checked.
- Click "Finish" when complete.
- The newly created file will open and you can access all the files within