We are a society of teachers, schools, families and individuals; advocates that pursue the improvement of education of children across frontiers by promoting a research based Montessori System of Education, training and certifying teachers and schools, establishing teacher training centers and creating awareness among families.
To offer high quality Montessori Teacher Education programs based upon sound scientific principles and research.
To prepare native speakers of many languages to serve as bilingual Montessori teachers who impart effective instruction based upon second language acquisition research.
To prepare Montessori teachers who know how to provide young children with opportunities to achieve their full potentials through creative acts of self-construction.
To provide affiliated schools with Professional Development Education for their teachers, assistance with the purchase of authentic Montessori materials and support in implementing the research based Montessori System of Education.
To conduct research that will expand the scientific knowledge base related to the development and education of children from birth to six years of age.
To improve the quality of services and education devoted to young children in the United States, Latin America and the rest of the world.
The Pan American Montessori Society seeks to offer teacher education courses of high quality that provide an in-depth study of the Montessori Concept of Education and the ways in which it can be implemented. The goal of each course is not just to give lessons on the didactic materials, but to provide candidates with an understanding of the secret of childhood, to give them new insights into the nature of child development, and to demonstrate how respect for the child’s inner teacher serves as the integrating principle for effective childhood education.
At the heart of Montessori’s message Is her call for parents and teachers to work toward the Liberation of the spirit. Learning to implement this fundamental principle, through a study of Montessori’s Concept of Education, is an essential part of the course.
“Our teachers thus penetrate the secret of childhood, and have a knowledge far superior to that of the ordinary teacher who becomes acquainted only with the superficial facts of the children’s lives. Knowing the child’s secret, she has a deep love for him, perhaps for first time understanding what love really is.”
– Dr. Maria Montessori