We are a non-profit membership association with a mission to advocate for Montessori education through community outreach, political action and ongoing partnership with any and all individuals looking to gain a better understanding of how Montessori works in our world today.
Every child is a unique individual with specific gifts. The role of education is to provide the child with scaffolding so that she/he can engage in the process of self-construction. Our environments must be scaled perfectly to the size of the child as well as designed to meet the curiosities of the individuals in the room. Our adults must be ever present in the moment with the children, adapting the environment in response to the explorations of the children. We assume that children are strong, intelligent, kind and motivated. Every interaction a Montessori educator has with a student is one in which the student is considered a capable person with worthy ideas. We foster internal motivation, independence and curiosity. Montessori classrooms produce creative thinkers with positive social motivations and problem solving abilities that develop in a web instead of in a line. We know that Montessori schools are producing the great innovators and leaders needed in the global economy.read more
Founded in 2012, the Colorado Montessori Association was started by a group of Montessorians who saw a need for our pedagogy to be officially represented in the state of Colorado. We established ourselves with a dedication to ensuring that Montessori has a robust and committed voice in Colorado. We seek to represent our members in a way that is cohesive and profound in order to ensure that our impact is realized through the work of government as well as the work of the dedicated individuals who choose Montessori methodologies in their daily interactions with others. The Colorado Montessori Association believes that every child deserves an education that is individualized and unique. We know that children do not need to be forced to learn, they simply need an opportunity to learn in a setting that encourages them to be curious, self-directed and a challenger of the status quo.read more