Membership at MontessoriConnections gives you access to our new Members Center at the MontessoriConnections website. It is restricted to members only. As a member, you have your own user name and password that allows you to access the new center and to take advantage of the many features and benefits that are there.
Schools that have their website hosted with IntelleQuest Education Company (the owner and operator of MontessoriConnections) receive a FREE Membership. Schools that transfer their website to us for hosting receive a FREE Membership with no fees for switching to or setting up their hosting service with us. School membership allows school teachers, staff, students and parents to use the Members Center at MontessoriConnections.
Our hosting service has high speed (OC-3 and DS-3 connections), space (1 gigabyte storage), service (7/24 toll free) and security (daily site backups). Our regular hosting fee is $15.ºº a month. If you are transferring an existing website, we will waive the $40.00 set-up fee. There is a $45.00 deposit charged which is all applied toward your hosting. For new websites, there is a $40.00 one-time set-up fee plus the $45.00 deposit that is applied to your first 3 months of hosting. You may also pay on a semi-annual or annual basis of $90.00 or $180.00 respectively.
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The answer is "yes." However, the price is the same with hosting a benefit that is simply is not being used. When and if a school has a website constructed, this hosting service benefit can be activated to put your school website onto the internet. Schools without websites purchase a Membership for $180.00 a year and enjoy the same benefits as schools who have their websites hosted with us. That service can always be activated. Also, we are a website design company that can design and build your school's website at a member's discount. To learn more about our website design services to members, please click HERE.
FREE CLIP ART (available for both individual and school memberships) Being a member of MontessoriConnections gives you access to our new Members Center. Once there, you can browse our clip art catalog with over 16,000 images (please click here to see an example) and download any of these to use for lessons, projects, newsletters or other needs. Our specially selected clip art is organized according to the Montessori curriculum with other areas of special interest available.
FREE CLASSIFIED ADS (available for school memberships only) You will get FREE and unlimited use of our classified ads service when you need to fill a staff position or sell some materials, for example. Through the MontessoriConnections classified ads, you can advertise a position immediately and have access not only to the US Montessori community, but also to the worldwide Montessori community. With nearly 60,000 visits to MontessoriConnections each month, many schools have been successful in finding qualified teachers and other staff members owing largely to the higher number of candidate applications they receive through the ads they take out.
FREE PREFERRED MEMBERS LISTING (available for school memberships only) Your school will also have a Preferred Members Information page (please click here to see an example) that will be linked out of our Montessori school database. So, when parents are looking for a Montessori school in your area and they use our database to see what schools are there, they will be able to link to your Preferred Members information page about your school and learn more immediately without leaving their search list. Additionally, we can provide capability for viewers to download your school brochure and/or application from this page. This page would also link to your website if they wanted to learn more.
MEMBER CENTER ACCESS (available for both individual and school memberships) In addition to the Clip Art, Classified Ads and Preferred Members information page, we will be adding new benefits to the Membership program in the coming weeks and months. Both individual and school members will have access to the Members Center where they can read and also post news items and articles of interest to other members. There will be many downloadable items included, too. Members can share lesson plans and units of study with other teachers, check personal email and send email through the webmail system.
We are very excited about the Membership program. We designed it with Montessorians in mind. We invite you to click on the links above to see examples of what we have created for members. If you do not have a website or are in the process of developing one for your school, consider the benefits of purchasing a Membership. It includes website hosting that you could activate at any time. If you presently have a school website that is active on the net, why not have us host it at $15.ºº a month ($180.ºº for the year) and receive much more with membership included. You will also be helping to support MontessoriConnections. Information on our hosting service can be found by clicking through.