What is AMI?
AMI has a unique role as custodian of the history of the Montessori movement, maintaining the integrity of Maria Montessori’s legacy. In this role AMI is responsible for articulating Montessori philosophy and practice clearly in order to meet the needs of children and influence educational paradigms in a rapidly changing world.
Before she died, Dr. Maria Montessori, together with her son, Mario Montessori, set up the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) to safeguard her work and to continue her teaching through courses offered to adults who would like to work with children. AMI is upheld as the gold standard in Montessori training for adults wishing to work with children using the Montessori principles.
AMI’s mission is to support the natural development of the human being from birth to maturity, enabling children to become the transforming elements of society, leading to a harmonious and peaceful world.
AMI will use its internationally recognised authoritative voice regarding the unique nature of childhood and natural human development to advocate for the rights of children and adults to have access to nurturing, developmentally appropriate, educational environments. AMI will do this by preserving the legacy of Maria Montessori’s vision whilst continuing to innovate and increase the impact and reach of Montessori principles and practice. We will continue to uphold AMI quality standards whilst reaching out to collaborate and partner with individuals, communities and organisations who share our vision.
Taken from the AMI website.