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Montessori quality standards

What is the Quality Assurance Program applying the Montessori methodology?

Quality assurance program for applying the Montessori methodology or Montessori Quality Assurance Programme (MQAP) has been designed as a partner and in support of all schools, kindergartens and children’s centers that seek to provide an educational environment that meets child development needs and build on the science-based pedagogy, established by Dr. Maria Montessori. It will assist schools and centres to engage in a process of review, improvement and maintenance to ensure the highest level of Montessori experiences for children and preparation for life.

The emphasis for the MQAP is on continuous learning, improvement and mastery rather than just registration. It highlights the key indicators for quality Montessori practice and supports these with a model of mentoring and professional development. Institute Montessori Bulgaria (IMB) through Montessori Society Bulgaria as a national society administers the MQAP. All schools, kindergartens and children’s centers are eligible to participate. All services included in the MQAP and registered according as Montessori Standard™ are listed here.

Elements of the programme

MQAP involve following components:

  • Quality Areas
  • Quality Standards
  • Indicators of Quality Practice for applying Montessori pedagogy
  • Cross referencing to National educational requirements and The pre-school and school education Act and the Education regulations in force in Bulgaria.
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