Welcome to AMI in Canada!
The Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) was founded in 1929 by Maria Montessori to maintain the integrity of her life’s work, and to ensure that it would be perpetuated after her death. AMI is the recognised international authority on Montessori education. During its long history AMI has fostered the growth and development of Montessori programs and teacher training, and worked to support the development and education of children and young adults in a vast variety of settings throughout the world.
AMI is a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) represented at the United Nations (since 1985) and an NGO in operational relations with UNESCO (since 1962).
Montessori Quality Assurance is a commitment by a school to strive for excellence in Montessori programs for children by adhering to the AMI principles and practices. Schools that are Members of the Montessori Quality Assurance program participate in mentorship, consultation and ongoing professional development to support the growth and development of their staff and programs. Participation in the Montessori Quality Assurance process sets schools on a path of continued growth and improvement.
Each year thousands of AMI teachers and classroom assistants are trained worldwide. The number of AMI teachers graduating is still less than demand which is due to the worldwide recognition of the quality of the AMI Diploma.ll training centres are staffed by highly qualified AMI teacher trainers, and a pedagogical team of experienced advisors ensures that the objectives of Maria Montessori’s pedagogical principles are maintained. Students are examined by external examiners, appointed by AMI, to further ensure the high standard and integrity of the courses.
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Professional Development & Support
Through conferences , workshops and publications AMI offers ongoing support and development for teachers, assistants and school administrators. Through various alumni associations teachers not only network on a local level but also nationally and globally.