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What is AMI?

Association Montessori Internationale (AMI), formed in 1929 by Dr. Maria Montessori and headquartered in the Netherlands, is the world’s oldest organization to champion Montessori education. AMI’s mission is “to bring the principles of Dr. Montessori to the education of children, to help them attain their full potential in society.”

Kinderhouse Montessori works closely with AMI to ensure that our program runs in compliance with the policies and the spirit of Montessori based education.

You may read more about AMI on the AMI web site.

In order to be an AMI recognized school, there are many standards that must be met including:

  • A complete set of AMI approved Montessori materials in each classroom
  • One AMI educated head teacher in each classroom
  • An AMI consultation by an AMI trained consultant every three years
  • A philosophical approach that is consistent with the AMI training
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