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Standards for Licensed Child Day Centers [22 VAC 40 ‑ 185]
Action Amend Standards for Licensed Child Day Centers to Address Federal Health and Safety Requirements
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Comment Period Ends 5/12/2021
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5/10/21  8:39 am
Commenter: Virginia Montessori Association

Recognizing Authentic Montessori programs
 

First, thank you for maintaining the 14:1 child/adult ratio in mixed age classrooms, with the adjustment of 10:1 in emergency situations. 

For the past 35 years, I have worked as Montessori educator in age 3-6 and 6-12 classrooms and as Director of Education. I am Vice President of Virginia Montessori Association and serve on the Executive Board of Washington Montessori Institute, founded 60 years ago as the first AMI training organization in the US.

I hope that standards will articulate specific criteria for recognizing authentic Montessori programs. Those standards are articulated in the "Montessori Essentials" at the Montessori Public Policy Initiative MPPI , Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education MACTE , Association Montessori Internationale  AMI , and American Montessori Society AMS

Thank you.

 

 

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