Colleagues, there is strength in numbers. Along with the MPPI, AMS has serious concerns about NAEYC’s designation of Montessori teachers, which limits their ability to function as lead teachers in most childcare licensing frameworks or publicly funded Early Childhood programs. Thus we kindly ask that you allow the MPPI to include you as a signatory to the letter expressing these concerns, and asking that they and the P2P Task Force adequately classify Montessori teacher preparation.
The Director of School Accreditation is charged with promoting overall school quality as well as Montessori educational philosophy and pedagogy by ensuring the quality and advancement of AMS member schools.
Despite the growth and popularity of Montessori education, there has been a dearth of research on the topic. To help address this issue, the Riley Institute at Furman University developed and implemented a 5-year study of 44 Montessori and non-Montessori public schools in South Carolina— the most comprehensive evaluation of public Montessori to date.
Prior to the passage of the new tax law in December, the Council for Private School Education invited voters to contact Congress about several related issues, all of which were, according to CAPE, favorably addressed in the final legislation.