Montessori Quality: Authentic Practice

Montessori Quality: Authentic Practice (MQ:AP) has been developed to partner with and support all schools and early childhood programs (education services) providing Montessori environments. It will assist education services to engage in a process of review, improvement, and maintenance to ensure the highest level of Montessori experiences for children.

The emphasis for the MQ:AP is on continuous reflective development to provide authentic Montessori practice. It provides standards and guidelines for authentic practice and supports these with a model of guidance and professional development. Montessori Australia, the national body for Montessori, develops, implements, and reviews the Montessori Standards and Guidelines, and supports reflective development of Montessori programs through Guide training, networking, and professional mentoring. All Montessori education services are eligible to participate. The Montessori Australia's Schools & Centres Directory lists all education services participating in the MQ:AP showing Participating and Montessori Registered™.

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