Accredited Member School - Criteria

An Accredited Member shall meet the following criteria:

  1. Each classroom has one teacher who holds an age-appropriate diploma from an
    AMI or MACTE accredited teacher training institute or any other teacher training
    programme that may be recognized by the CCMA.
  2. Each classroom has a full range of Montessori materials as recommended by
    CCMA, which offers the broad curriculum to allow for sequential learning.
  3. Have multi-age grouping in each classroom (3-6,6-9,9-12 etc.) which supports
    the concept that learning is a social process.
  4. Have a long uninterrupted work cycle which allows for the development of focus,
    concentration, and engagement.
  5. Have a policy of admitting children to the programme at the appropriate age
    level consistent with Montessori principles and sensitive periods for learning.
  6. Programmes for children 3-6 years of age, require attendance five days per
    week for consistency in learning.
  7. Agree to abide by the CCMA Code of Ethics.
  8. Have successfully completed the Accreditation process which includes a comprehensive review of policies, standards, and practices of the school by a CCMA Accreditation team.
  9. Is licensed by the appropriate Provincial Licensing Authority.
  10. Meets the relevant Building, Health, Safety, and Fire codes and carry
    appropriate insurance.
  11. Is guided by the educational philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori.