MPPI’s focus is on policies that impede full implementation and/or funding of Montessori programs. Some examples include:
- Child-care regulations that limit core components of Montessori education including larger group sizes, higher adult-child ratios, 3-year mixed age groups, and certain materials or activities.
- Appropriate recognition of the Montessori teacher credential for state teacher licensure, in child-care regulations, and in workforce registries
- Mandated assessments and rating tools that are not well aligned with Montessori.
- Barriers to accessing and/or blending and braiding funding streams