P.O. Box 5062 Rossmoor, CA 90720 voice: 562 598-2321 Email: email@example.com or AMCNEWS1@aol.com Website: www.amonco.org
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The “American Montessori Society” (AMS) is a nonprofit education society and non-discriminatory service organization founded in 1960 whose purpose is to help children develop their fullest potential through the educational principles of Maria Montessori. This includes the following: developing Montessori programs, accrediting schools, granting credentials, encouraging research, organizing seminars and symposia, and all other areas which relate to the dissemination of Montessori philosophy.
The AMS has become the collective voice of over twelve thousand Montessori certified teachers, schools, administrators, parents of Montessori school children, and interested friends committed to furthering Montessori philosophy and promoting better education for all children.
Association Montessori Internationale (AMI/USA)
410 Alexander Street Rochester, NY 14607-1028 Voice: 716 461-5920 Fax: 716 461-0075 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The “Association Montessori Internationale” was founded in 1929 by Dr. Maria Montessori to maintain the integrity of her lifes work, and to ensure that it would be perpetuated after her death.
Providing guidance for AMI training courses
Co-ordinating a Training of Trainers programme
Encouraging the creation of Montessori schools
Guiding approved manufacturers in the production of
Overseeing the publication of Dr. Montessoris books
All parents of students enrolled in the CKSD Montessori Program and interested individuals in the community may become members of the Montessori Parents Association (MPA). The MPA meets four times during the school year at either Jackson Park Elementary or Woodlands Elementary School to discuss issues relevant to the Montessori Program and to plan activities supportive of the program.
Several elected officers include a Facilitator, who plans the agenda and chairs the meetings, a Secretary, and a Treasurer. Various committees are formed each year to accomplish tasks relating to fund raising, family social events, providing Montessori-related resource materials to parents, publication of a bi-monthly newsletter, public relations and grant research. The MPA is a very active group and has provided considerable support to the Montessori Program.
The Cincinnati Montessori Society is a non-profit organization of persons concerned for the child and dedicated to promoting the Montessori philosophy. Our goal is to support services for teachers, schools and Montessori parents and to promote more visible public relations activities on behalf of schools and the Montessori philosophy in general.
Foundation Center for Phenomenological Research (FCPR)
2311 Capitol Avenue Sacramento, CA 95814 Voice: 916 447-2087
Friends of Montessori (FM)
2830 S. Carriage Ln. Mesa, AZ 85202 Voice: 602 839-7661
Illinois Montessori Society (IMS)
1985 Pfingster Rd. Northbrook, IL 60062 Voice: 708 498-1105
International Association for Montessori Eduction (IAME)
International Association of Progressive Montessorians (IAPM)
500 Vista del Robles Arroyo Grande, CA 93420 Voice: 805 473-264
The “International Association of Progressive Montessorians” (IAPM) is another organizational expression of Montessori education. Founded by Angela Martin, this organization provides its own distinctive certification and training of teachers and association of schools.
The International Montessori Council is a newly organized world-wide body of Montessori schools, educators, parents, and friends of the Montessori vision of building peace on Earth through touching the lives of the world’s children.
The IMC is founded on the concept of a circle of equals. In the tradition of the native peoples of North America many tribes would come together from time to time to meet as equals for the common good. The concept of the council embodies a spirit of fellowship, trust, and community – a place where all are valued and welcome.
The International Montessori Council has been formed to build bridges of peace, understanding, and cooperation between all members of the Montessori community.
The International Montessori Council is intended to complement, not replace, existing Montessori professional associations, by organizing national or state/provincial chapters where they do not now exist, strengthen the services currently offered, and by providing a wide range of programs and services. These include school accreditation, programs in which experienced schools and educators mentor new ones, a world-wide campaign to promote Montessori’s insights and interest in Montessori education, and the naturing of peace within each school community.”
The International Montessori Council is a membership organization comprised of teachers, students, parents, and administrators.
The “International Montessori Society” was founded in 1979 by Lee Havis to support the effective application of Montessori principles throughout the world. It is organized as a non-profit corporation directed by Lee Havis, with main offices in Silver Spring, Maryland. The Society provides a broad range of programs, services and support for Montessori education based on the fundamental principles of (1) “Observation”; (2) “Individual Liberty”; and (3) “Preparation of the Environment.” For further information about the Society and its work of “creating the new education”, e-mail us.