Who We Work With
Our Parent Organizations
MPPI serves as the joint policy arm of the American Montessori Society (AMS) and the Association Montessori International/USA (AMI/USA), who came together to form MPPI and create a unified voice for Montessori advocacy work. In addition to supporting public policy work through MPPI, AMI/USA and AMS both set standards for Montessori classrooms, support teacher preparation, offer professional development opportunities, provide resources for parents and the public about Montessori education and more! You can check out their resources by clicking on their logos below.
Collaborators in Our Work
MPPI collaborates with numerous organizations to advance shared interests and achieve our policy goals.
Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE)
MPPI and MACTE jointly support state advocacy around recognition of the Montessori teacher credential. MACTE is the international standard setting and accrediting body for Montessori teacher education.
Montessori for Social Justice
As MPPI’s policy work seeks to increase access to high quality Montessori learning environments, Montessori for Social Justice is a critical thought partner in understanding the intersection of policy and equity. MSJ’s mission is to support the creation of sustainable learning environments that dismantle systems of oppression, amplify voices of the Global Majority, and cultivate partnerships to liberate the human potential.
National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector (NCMPS)
MPPI is advancing data collection for the Montessori Census, an NCMPS project compiling information about Montessori schools (public and private) in the U.S. This data provides critical support for our public policy work as do various research compilations that NCMPS has created. NCMPS’ mission is to help public schools deliver high-quality, personalized education through Montessori.
University of Kansas Center for Montessori Research
MPPI works in partnership with the research community to inform research that will support policy and assemble existing research to strengthen advocacy efforts. The University of Kansas Center for Montessori Research seeks to build a robust body of knowledge so that Montessori education and philosophy will benefit all children.
University of Hartford Center for Montessori Studies
MPPI works in partnership with the research community to inform research that will support policy and assemble existing research to strengthen advocacy efforts. The Center for Montessori Studies is an intellectual community of researchers and practitioners contributing to Montessori education and the broader implications of Dr. Maria Montessori’s theories on human development, learning, and social reform.
Ideal Learning Roundtable
MPPI is part of the Ideal Learning Roundtable, which works to amplify the voice of educators that embrace a shared set of principles, to ensure that what works best for children and families is represented in policy and practice.