Montessori and the National Quality Agenda
The governments National Quality Agenda is an important set of reforms for the Early Childhood Education and Care sector. Changes include the National Quality Standards, the Early Years Learning Framework and other regulations for service provision.
To assist Montessori schools and centres implement these changes, the Montessori Australia Foundation offers professional development workshops (see our Events section for scheduled dates). Montessori Australia also recommends a number of commercially available professional resources, including:
Montessori and the National Quality Standards
This document looks at each individual standard and element of the 7 quality areas in relation to a Montessori environment and in context of what the Authorised Officer may observe, discuss and sight during an Assessment visit.
Montessori National Curriculum and the EYLF
A high-gloss poster that visually maps the Montessori National Curriculum for children under 6 years of age against the EYLF. This poster can be displayed in a classroom or childcare centre, or even distributed to families, as clear evidence of how the Montessori curriculum meets the outcomes of the EYLF.
Montessori and the EYLF
This document articulates how Montessori practice fits the principles, practice and outcomes of the EYLF.
Bridging the Gap
This document gives an analysis of the most likely areas where an Authorised Officer may find Montessori Practice and other settings diverge. It provides strategies on how to "bridge the gap" of understanding.