National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector
What We Do
National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector (NCMPS) is a knowledge-centered organization. Our work revolves around the development and dissemination of information that can advance excellent Montessori education in the public sector. Through the creation of a tightly linked and supportive network of schools and a set of comprehensive technical support services, the Center aims to serve as both a convener of a vibrant community of practice and a provider of effective support and solutions for practitioners.
NCMPS is governed by a theory action that places knowledge at the center of the enterprise. A continuous cycle of generating, using, evaluating, and refining knowledge drives our work. The figure above provides an example of how that cycle works to strengthen and expand Montessori education in the public sector.
- Advocacy: Drawing attention to key issues affecting fully implemented Montessori in the public sector
- Implementation Assistance: Providing start-up, professional development, and quality assurance support for schools and districts
- Research and Dissemination: Collecting data, analyzing trends, and sharing results with the wider community
- Convening and Networking: Building a strong professional community of practice by convening and networking public sector Montessorians from around the country
To advance Montessori education in the public sector through the support of a robust network of practitioners, researchers, parents, and leaders committed to realizing Maria Montessori’s vision of education as the great work of realizing the child’s potential.