“Joy, feeling one's own value, being appreciated and loved by others, feeling useful and capable of production are all factors of enormous value for the human soul.” -Maria Montessori
Montessori believed that the key to social harmony in the world and personal self-fulfillment was realized through an education for children which addressed all aspects of their unique being.
Montessori was a keen observer who recognized that children go through distinct developmental stages. She created specific approaches for each of those stages.
The Montessori Education Institute of the Pacific Northwest (MEIPN), informed by both classical Montessori practice and current scientific research, provides teacher preparation programs for the stages encompassing birth through twelve. Graduates receive an AMS-affiliated, MACTE accredited credential.
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“I learned about the way I learn. The opportunity to be a student, while learning about teaching was infinitely helpful in learning what successful teaching and learning looks and feels like. Being in a learning environment where my differences were accepted was healing, powerful, and will continue to inspire me forever as a teacher. This opportunity has been huge for me. I never got to go to a Montessori school and I’ve felt successful and empowered as a MEIPN student in a way I never have in my life - thank you!”
MEIPN grad, class of 2019