Hello, Although this board doesn't seem very active, I am hoping to receive some much needed advice! Previously, I taught for five years in public school teaching Kindergarten and first grade. Then, in 2010 I had my son and have been staying at home to care for him since. Now I am thinking of going back to teaching starting the 2013/2014 school year. But, I am contemplating the idea of obtaining a certificate in Montessori. Although I am not very familiar with it I really agree with the philosophy and methods of teaching, and I also feel it would be a good fit with my son and his personality. One drawback is the cost. I can't quite figure out if it is something I should proceed with. And, I know I will also need to take the time to go back to school to get certified. Then, what are the chances of getting a position? And, I would need to cover fees for my son's tuition as well. Would it make sense for me to look into? I think I will schedule some observations with a few Montessori schools in the area. I just wanted to get some feedback from actual Montessori teachers beforehand. Thanks for reading my story and if you can offer me any suggestions, I would greatly appreciate it! Thanks!