I'm a bit clueless and am in need of lots of information. I am considering becoming a Montessori teacher. Here are my reasons: 1.) I have a two year old daughter who inspires me to do so. 2.) My younger brother was in Montessori school until he was around age 8, and I was extremely impressed with his experience there. 3.) I have a desire to do something for a living that will make a genuine contribution to society and the world. (Too Hallmark Greeting Card? Sorry.) The problem is, I'm a little confused about what, exactly, is required of a person to become a Montessori teacher. I do not have a bachelor's degree, though from what I've read, earning one before entering training seems to be the way to go. Though I realize that a Montessori teacher's salary isn't the most extravagant, I would like to reach my full earning potential, as I hope to someday have more children and be fully capable of providing for them by myself, if necessary. Or if, God forbid, something were to happen to my husband and I ended up caring for my child or children by myself, would I not earn enough to survive on a Montessori teacher's salary? Also, I've had trouble locating any schools locally that offer Montessori training. I live in Washington state, right outside of Seattle. Any help you can offer would be a huge help. I know it's a pretty broad question and I apologize. Thanks again.