Montessori Centre International (MCI) celebrates its 20-year milestone with 80 new graduate practitioners

Written by: Karen Faux
9 January 2019

Training delivered by MCI goes from strength-to-strength as the popularity of the Montessori approach continues to grow.

 Eighty newly qualified Montessori teachers gather to hear an address from Montessori headteacher, Sir William Atkinson.
Eighty newly qualified Montessori teachers gather to hear an address from Montessori headteacher, Sir William Atkinson.

Twenty years marks a significant milestone for MCI. While the way in which it delivers training has transformed, Montessori practice itself remains relatively unchanged and highly valued.

MCI trains more than 300 students globally each year on its diploma, foundation degree and professional development Montessori courses. These settings are currently enjoying a revival of interest from UK parents for their practical approach, focus on outdoor learning and the way in which the environment allows the setting to guide children’s learning according to individual need and interest.

Penny Johns, MCI’s director of Learning, said: ‘Students on our courses learn how to establish and implement a core set of values within a contemporary early years context. I’m delighted to welcome such a large number of new practitioners to Montessori and am confident this method of learning will continue to offer a counterbalance to today’s target driven education world.’

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