EsF Initiatives

Our goal for EsF is to identify innovative educational initiatives worldwide that are based on Montessori principles, and support them with mentorship and resources, guiding them towards sustainability, expansion and replication.

EsF initiatives are based on the following principles:

  • Promote a culture of peace, solidarity and equality
  • Have a clear Montessori vision of the child's contribution to social reform
  • Demonstrate understanding of Montessori principles and practices with the needs of a community in mind
  • Embrace community involvement and engagement in the project design and implementation
  • Focus on empowerment and longterm sustainability
  • Use inclusiveness approach in regards to gender, language, culture and socio economic status
  • Embodies the EsF declaration

EsF aims to support a wide range of projects including, but not limited to, the following areas:

  • At risk populations
  • Remote and indigenous communities
  • Expansion of Montessori education into the public school structure
  • Advocacy for children and youth
  • Initiatives for adolescents
  • Programmes and materials for parent education
  • Programmes to help and advocate for at risk women during pre and post-natal periods
  • Home schooling and family day care centers
  • Inclusive education programmes
  • Montessori approaches for the elderly with dementia

For the past five years, the Maria Montessori Institute has been working with mothers and babies...

The Corner of Hope is a pilot initiative to show how Montessori Teacher Training and Schools can...

Crossway Community employs a grassroots, two-generational approach to social change, nurturing...

Family Star is an authentic Montessori school, committed to early childhood education in an...

KidsRfuture's aim is to help the Montessori movement to achieve its root purpose of serving all...

Bachman Lake Community School (BLCS) offers an approach to parent outreach and education...

Montessori Around the World furthers the goals of AMI and EsF by connecting existing Montessori...

The Montessori Children’s Foundation furthers Montessori’s vision for children by supporting...

Montessori for Ageing and Dementia is an innovative approach to dementia care that can be...

The goal of the Montessori Institute for the Science of Peace (MISP) is to connect the theory...

"Montessori's work can be applied...at any time, in any place...through public agencies...and be...

Montessori for All is a multi-sector collaborative to co-develop 10 community based schools in...

The Association Montessori Internationale has partnered with the Montessori Association of...

The Peter Hesse Foundation began in 1986 to effectively improve early childhood education in...