The Center for Montessori Advancement

Professional Development for Educators in Delaware and Beyond

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In harmony with Delaware’s multi-year effort to create a student-centered experience through Vision 2015 and the work of the Early Childhood Council, CMA takes a bold look at public, private and Montessori education in Delaware, marshals the tremendous resources that exist within the state and creates the vision, plan and infrastructure to support the expansion of quality Montessori education in Delaware.

Why Montessori? Why now? 

The Center for Economy and Education notes that the workforce of the future will require skills such as creative and innovative thinking, comfort with ideas and abstraction, as well as a global worldview and vibrant imagination. Research shows that children develop these skills in classrooms designed to promote learning; that provide choice, time for focus and deep study in areas of interest; opportunities to experiment and discover; and a focus on “What did you learn?” rather than “How well did you do?” 

A 21st century education is Montessori.

The result? Increased access to Montessori learning and a stronger educational experience for more children in Delaware today, expansion of Montessori learning practices throughout the region and continued growth in Delaware’s pool of intellectual capital for the future.


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