MONTESSORI QUALITY ASSURANCE
The Montessori Quality Assurance (MQA) program of Association Montessori Internationale (AMI), Dr. Maria Montessori’s association since 1929, welcomes all Montessori schools striving to follow AMI principles and practices.
The Essential Characteristics of AMI Environments in support of the full development of the human being comprise the core criteria of an AMI certified program.
Coaching and mentorship through consultation assist the school in the process of aligning all areas of the program with AMI practices and principles.
Participating Member schools will:
- commit to working toward the Essential Characteristics of AMI Environments in support of the full development of the human being. These characteristics are the backbone of authentic quality Montessori environments. They reflect the principles set out by Dr. Maria Montessori in order to best serve the developmental and learning needs of children at various stages of development
- engage in annual consultation by Trained AMI Consultants
- commit to ongoing staff development through attendance at AMI workshops, conferences and refresher courses
Schools that meet all of the Essential Characteristics of AMI environments in support of the full development of the human being may apply to receive an AMI Certificate of Recognition and may advertise the school as an AMI Recognized school.
A list of AMI Montessori Schools by province in Canada can be found here.