Imagine a classroom uniquely designed to build confidence, inspire independence, and foster a love of learning. Imagine a teacher equipped to individualize instruction so each child receives what they need to learn and grow cognitively, socially, emotionally, and physically. Imagine a child who is not only proficient in math and reading, but who is prepared for a 21st century world that requires collaboration, focus, problem-solving, and critical thinking. Imagine Montessori education.
See our recent paper on Incorporating Montessori into QIS, co-published with BUILD Initiative. States are making significant advancements in their quality improvement systems (QIS) as they look for solutions to widen the aperture and fully embrace a mixed-delivery system that will best serve children, families, and the early care and education workforce. To achieve this, QIS policies need to become more flexible and create different pathways to quality, including a variety of established, high-quality delivery models.
You can watch the BUILD/MPPI webinar on this topic featuring multiple state QIS policy makers discussing their work to better include Montessori programs in their state QIS.