about Montessori Mother Materials
In 2019 after the opening of Montessori Mother ELC I started building Montessori shelves and materials for my wife's Montessori classroom out of our living room. Eventually I was making so many pieces that I decided to find my own workshop and thus Montessori Mother Materials was born. Today I am honoured to be creating heirloom furniture for children all around the world. I hope that my work will continue to spread the message of joy and independence through its beauty and functionality.
Every piece is Montessori-approved by Katelynn Johnson, my amazing wife, who is certified by the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) for Montessori 0-3y.
about the craftsman : Chad Chittenden
I grew up in Alaska without any siblings. I spent most of my time playing in the forest where I lived with my mother. The trees were my sanctuary. I dug tunnels under giant roots and climbed high into branches. Being alone in the forest, I found my center. I have done many jobs that have taken me around the world since then, but I have never lost my amazement with forests and mountains and wood. Seeing raw materials and exploring where they grow taught me how to connect with my surroundings. I make the developmental materials and furniture that I do, so that I can give the gift of connection and amazement to the childhoods of future adults. I do this in the hope that whether those children become interplanetary explorers or business people or designers they can still appreciate the value of the natural world around them.