Founding Partner & Co-Chair Trust for Learning
The Montessori Leaders Collaborative (MLC) is a community of leaders from national Montessori organizations who work collaboratively to expand access to this high-quality early education approach for underserved children and families.
Montessori education is an ideal learning approach with a highly personalized, developmentally appropriate, holistic model of education. Access to Montessori education in the United States, however, has historically been limited, especially for low-income families and families of color. As a result, there is a need for Montessori leaders to overcome their differences and build a common movement.
Trust for Learning convened the MLC in 2011 to build relationships and trust between Montessori leaders in order to coalesce around a shared vision and strategy for bringing Montessori education to significantly more children. In order to expand access, the MLC: collected data on Montessori programs in the U.S. and created the Montessori Census website to make it publicly available; created the Teach Montessori website to help facilitate and streamline the educator pipeline; organized a resource hub entitled Access Montessori for communities implementing or expanding Montessori programming; conducted Montessori-specific research into parents’ desires and needs when choosing an early childhood education program for their children; and started a new organization — the Montessori Public Policy Initiative — to unite and support the Montessori community in creating an effective advocacy voice.
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