A.M.I. Montessori

AMI Recognition

Little Flowers Montessori School is an Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) Recognized school. An AMI Certificate of Recognition offers credibility to a school’s status within the educational community as a whole, as well as within the Montessori community, and it confirms a staunch support of Montessori principles faithfully put into practice.

To be considered for an AMI Certificate of Recognition a school must have:

  • An AMI-trained teacher at the appropriate age level for each class.
  • A consultation by an AMI-trained consultant once every three years.
  • A complete set of materials for each class from a manufacturer authorized by AMI.
  • A philosophical approach consistent with what is given in AMI training courses.
  • Classes made up of children representing a three year age range.
  • Between 28-35 children in each class including a well-balanced division of ages to ensure social development.
  • Morning sessions five days per week for the full class, with an afternoon session (extended day) consisting of two to three hours of Montessori activities for the older children in the primary classes.
  • An uninterrupted three-hour work cycle each morning.
  • No more than one aide in each primary classroom.

AMI Heritage

I've seen other "Montessori" programs nearby, why should I enroll my child in an AMI-recognized school like Little Flowers Montessori School?

Although the term "Montessori" is not copyrighted and can be used freely by any school or childcare center, only AMI schools uphold the true educational philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori. Montessori established AMI in 1929 to uphold and safeguard the quality of the prepared environment. Prepared environments at AMI schools include an AMI-trained guide (teacher) and a complete set of Montessori materials to prepare the stage for each child to learn.

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