The Montessori materials are a crucial part of the Montessori method. All of the Montessori materials in the classroom are specially prepared. May are quite costly! We teach the students the importance of properly using and caring for the materials. Families are expected to reinforce this at home. The entire class, community, suffers when material is taken or damaged. If a child damages or destroys materials, the parent/guardian is responsible for the cost of replacement. Parents/guardians will be assessed a fee for materials stolen, damaged or destroyed by their child. Please encourage your child to treat materials with care and respect.