Authenticity and Transparency
The name “Montessori” is not protected by any trademark or copyright. Any school or childcare can call themselves a Montessori regardless of whether they offer an authentic program or not. The Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) was founded by Maria Montessori and her son Mario Montessori In 1929, in order to protect the integrity of Dr.Montessori’s work, AMI maintains pedagogical standards for schools and a level of excellence that Maria Montessori envisioned. The most important aspect about Maria Montessori is that she never used the term “Montessori Method”, but in fact she referred to her “method” as a “Scientific Education” or “Scientific Pedagogy”. Montessori schools are not based on a curriculum but a scientific approach through careful observation of a child. Montessori programs are based on the individual developmental needs and tendencies of every child and support the full development of the human being. AMI pedagogy worldwide is designed to ensure schools maintain programs that allow children to intellectually, socially, physically and psychologically meet their full potential.Dr. Montessori was a scientist, an anthropologist, an activist and a visionary. Her scientific method and approach to education changed the world. Her discoveries lead to a movement that established a profound respect for life of the young child. Today we offer the best environments and allow our children freedom as we continue to see the limitless potential of each and every human spirit.