Association Institute Montessori Bulgaria (AIM Bulgaria) is the national organisation supporting the diverse Montessori movement in Bulgaria.

Institute Montessori Bulgaria is the only national organisation in Bulgaria that is affiliated society of Association Montessori Internationale (AMI), founded in 1929 by Dr. Maria Montessori as custodian of the history of the Montessori movement, responsible for articulating Montessori philosophy and practice clearly.

Institute Montessori Bulgaria was founded with the aim to promote Montessori pedagogy and quality Montessori education, based on authentic Montessori pedagogy and programs for different ages – 0-3, 3-6, 6-12, 12-18 years, in Bulgaria.

Institute Montessori Bulgaria is the only legitimate Montessori association in Bulgaria that promotes Montessori education at all levels and the only place where you can get the exact information about Montessori pedagogy and programs.

Institute Montessori Bulgaria is a non-governmental, non-profit, self-financing organisation that supports professional development and provides tailored services to schools, teachers and parents.

Institute Montessori Bulgaria is an inclusive organisation of all Montessori professionals and enthusiasts in Bulgaria who want to donate their time and skills.

The Bulgarian national organisation Institute Montessori officially became affiliated to AMI in April 2017. With this, in Bulgaria, the favourable conditions have been created to provide quality Montessori education and stop the spread of illegitimate and poor quality companies, trainings, programs, centres and other misappropriations with the name Montessori.

Our goal is spreading the pedagogical principles and practice formulated by Dr. Maria Montessori, and the development of Montessori community in Bulgaria. This is delivered by strengthening the awareness about Montessori pedagogy and supporting parents, teachers and institutions for improving their knowledge and practice according AMI standards.

Established to inspire and support development of Montessori education, AIM Bulgaria is:

  • working in cooperation with all private Montessori schools;
  • supporting public schools and institutions;
  • coordinating with AMI and partnering with all AMI training centres, and other organisations that support child development.

We support Bulgarian public kindergartens and schools for adoption of Montessori pedagogy and approach according the standards set by AMI.

We also offer family support services, parent seminars and further education for teachers and public in the fields of pedagogy, psychology, personal and professional growth.

We provide support, including professional development opportunities, publications, resources, consultancy, quality assurance, and government and industry liaison.

As more individuals and organisations seek out the Montessori education, we are motivated to keep searching for additional resources to enable us to reach more children. There are exciting times ahead as individuals with new expertise respond to the call and join our thriving collaborative team.

Institute Montessori Bulgaria is a non-profit Montessori national association with headquarters in Sofia. The founder and chairman of the International Board is Mrs Anna-Maria Yotsova.

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