Frequently Asked Questions
1. What kind of items do you sell?
2. How and when do I receive my PDFs?
3. How and when do I receive my CD-ROM?
4. Do you offer discounts on volume purchases?
5. Do you offer discount codes?
6. Are there any shipping charges for CD-ROMs?
7. Do you take purchase orders from schools?
8. What is your policy for returns, refunds, or exchanges?
9. How do I use the PDF files?
10. How do I use the CD-ROM Collections?
11. How do I update my account with a new email, address, or phone number?
12. What if I've forgotten my password?
13. How do I change my email address for your email newsletter?
14. What is the best way to print and use the PDFs?
15. Do your items include instructions?
16. Can your PDF files be used on a Mac?
17. Can you recommend a printer or laminator for me to use?
19. What if I have problems using the PDFs?
20. What payment methods do you accept?
21. Can I pay with American Express?
22. Is my personal and credit card information secure?
23. Do you have information about the Montessori method and materials?
24. I'm interested in homeschooling with Montessori. Where do I start?
25. I'd like permission to use one of your blog posts/articles. Can I do that?
26. I've created my own Montessori materials. Would you sell them for me?
27. There are other companies selling printable Montessori materials. What is the difference between their materials and yours?
28. Where do you get the pictures used in your materials?
29. Do you sell CD-ROMs to Montessori training centers?
What we sell - We sell our materials in two ways:
PDFs - If you purchase PDFs, you will receive the files through email within 12 hours of placing your order (usually much sooner). If you don't see the files in your inbox, please check your spam folder. If you still don't see them, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You'd be surprised at how often people mis-type their email address. Please doublecheck your email address during checkout! If, after checking out, you don't immediately receive a purchase confirmation email from our store, you've entered in your email address incorrectly. Please email us with your correct email address. back to top
CD-ROMs - If you order a CD-ROM Collection, we mail them same day or the next day after purchase; you should receive them 3 - 5 business days after that. International orders can take up to 12 business days (excluding weekends and holidays) from time of shipment. We will email you to let you know that your CD-ROM has shipped. back to top
Discounts - We offer many discounted packages. Please check out our Package Deals and CD-ROMs. back to top
Discount Codes - We do not offer discount codes very often, preferring instead to keep our prices very low and offer over 100 free downloads. Rather than inquiring about discount codes, simply sign up for our email newsletter or join our Facebook page and if we offer a discount, we'll mention it in both places. back to top
Shipping Charges - There are no shipping charges for CD-ROMs, either domestic or international. We will ship anywhere in the world. back to top
Purchase Orders - We do accept purchase orders from US schools. Please read through the PO information on our Contact page before submitting a purchase order. back to top
Returns or Refunds - There are no returns, refunds, or exchanges for PDF files or CD-ROMs, even if purchased in error. Please take that into account when making your purchase, as we make no exceptions to this policy. We urge you to read the item description carefully and ask questions before buying. back to top
Using the PDFs - You will need Adobe Reader to open, view, and print the file(s). Please make sure you have the most recent version of Adobe Reader. You can download it for free here: Adobe Reader back to top
Using the CD-ROMs - Simply insert the CD-ROM into your computer's CD drive. The CD should open up automatically, displaying different folders that contain the PDFs. Simply double-click to open the folder, then double-click to open the PDF. Make sure you are using a recent version of Adobe Reader (10.0 and up). back to top
Update Account - Due to privacy reasons, we are not able to make changes to your account information. To update your account information, click "Login" at the top right of our homepage and login to your account. Then click "Update Info" to the right of your info. Update any info, then scroll down to the bottom of the page and click "Update My Information". If your update was successful, you will see a message appear at the top of the screen that says "ACCOUNT UPDATED SUCCESSFULLY". back to top
Password - If you have forgotten your password, or to reset your password, click "Login" at the top right of our homepage and enter your email address into the box under "Forgot your password?" and click "Reset my password". You will be emailed a link to reset your password. back to top
Email Newsletter - To update your email address for our email newsletter (it's separate from your store account), simply click "Update Profile/Email Address" at the bottom of any of our email newsletters. Then click the "Submit" button and instructions on updating your account will be emailed to you. back to top
Printing - We've gotten the best results by printing on white, 8 1/2 x 11, 20 lb. cardstock. We prefer to laminate our cards and find that 5 mil laminate works very well. Some people prefer to cut first, then laminate, then cut again. This method works best with roll laminators. For pouch laminate, there is no need to cut first. Simply laminate and then cut. back to top
Instructions - Most of our items contain brief instructions. We do recommend consulting Montessori albums (manuals) that contain instructions for using Montessori materials. This helpful blog post reviews albums from different companies and contains links to free online albums as well: The Ultimate Post About Montessori Albums. At this time we only offer one album: 6-9 Natural Science. You can also Google the name of any Montessori material and find many websites and blogs offering detailed instructions. back to top
Macs - Yes, our PDFs can be used on a Mac. The only issue people sometimes encounter is getting the font to display correctly. We use the Century Gothic font for our materials. If your Mac doesn't have it, you can install Century Gothic (or MS Word for Macs, which includes Century Gothic) and then the PDFs should display correctly. back to top
Printer or Laminator - We do a lot of printing and laminating, but we're not experts on all the various printers and laminators on the market. We recommend visiting office supply websites (like OfficeMax and Staples), where you can sort printers and laminators by brand, price, and features as well as read reviews. back to top
Problem Using PDFs - If you are having a problem using the PDFs, please install the most recent version of Adobe Reader (it's free): Adobe Reader. Then clear your cache and cookies and restart your computer. If that does not solve the problem, please contact us at email@example.com. We check our email frequently and will respond promptly. back to top
Payment Methods - We accept Mastercard and Visa, and credit cards, bank transfers, and e-checks through PayPal. We also accept purchase orders from US schools; see our Contact page for more information on POs. We do not accept personal checks or money orders.back to top
American Express - You can pay with American Express through PayPal, either with a PayPal account or processed through PayPal without creating a PayPal account. Either way, choose the "PayPal" option when you checkout, then login to your PayPal account or choose the "continue without logging in" option and complete your payment. back to top
Montessori Info - Yes, please check out our blog, especially the Montessori Basics posts. Use the categories on the right to browse our blog, or the search box to search for a specific term. It's a wealth of information! back to top
Homeschooling - We're so glad to hear you're interested in homeschooling with Montessori! We think it's a great idea. Start here, with this blog post: Montessori Basics 10: Homeschooling with Montessori. Then browse all the posts in our Homeschooling section. back to top
Copyright Permission - All content at our blog and website is protected by copyright. If you would like to use one of our blog posts or article in printed form, you may do so with the citation "Used by permission of Montessori for Everyone, www.montessoriforeveryone.com". There is no charge.
Selling Materials - We have a long-standing policy of selling only our own materials at our website. We do not partner with affiliates, either to sell our materials for us or to sell someone else's materials. Thanks for your understanding. back to top
Comparing Materials - Since our materials are designed by an Elementary Montessori teacher, we have more printable elementary materials than other companies do, although we have many beautiful primary materials as well.
We've seen other materials available and we feel that ours are better researched, better written, and contain higher-quality photographs. We hear that from our customers, too. But don't take our (or their) word for it! We have over 100 materials available for free download, so you can check us out for yourself. back to top
Pictures - We get our pictures from two well-known stock photo sites, BigStockPhoto and iStockPhoto. Pictures purchased there come with a license that allows us to use them in our work. We cannot share pictures with anyone or give anyone else permission to use them. You will need to purchase pictures yourself for use in materials, blogs, or websites. back to top
Training - We have a special "Training Center CD" available for Montessori training centers. Please see our Training Center Information page for detailed information. We do not offer Montessori training. back to top