The Montessori Group, a global leader in Montessori provision, and the Chartered College of Teaching, the professional body for teachers and teaching assistants, today announce their continued collaboration in delivering excellent early years education. 1,500 Montessori educators will receive support and recognition for their vital work through Chartered College membership – joining a professional learning community of over 45,000 members with access to the whole range of membership resources – including the award-winning peer-reviewed journal Impact and the Early Childhood Hub.
This latest development follows the launch in January of the Early Childhood Hub, a collaboration between the Montessori Group and the Chartered College of Teaching, providing high-quality articles, research and insights focused on early years pedagogy and practice.
As the professional body for teaching, the Chartered College supports teachers and staff working across education to access the resources they need to provide the best possible education. Extending membership to Montessori educators is a natural progression of the joint collaboration between the Montessori Group and the Chartered College, with a shared vision to improve the education of children and young people.
Leonor Diaz Alcantara, Chief Executive Officer of the Montessori Group, said:
“The Montessori Group is dedicated to excellence when it comes to Early Years training and supporting professionals in the education sector.
We’re so pleased to be able to continue our partnership with the Chartered College, to support the professionalism of the sector and encourage a positive learning experience for Early Years teachers. Providing membership of the Chartered College to our educators is a natural progression of our ongoing commitment to their professional development and our work with the College in supporting our mutual aims.”
Dame Alison Peacock, Chief Executive Officer of the Chartered College of Teaching, said:
“The early years play a pivotal role in the future educational outcomes for children. However, despite the importance of the early years sector in helping young people to reach their potential, practitioners too often face a lack of resources and professional development opportunities. The Chartered College of Teaching is committed to raising the status of teaching and working with individuals and groups across the early years sector to recognise their professionalism and dedication to children and young people.
Following our successful collaboration with the Montessori Group earlier this year on the launch of the Early Childhood Hub, we are delighted to continue our valued partnership with this latest development to extend membership to Montessori educators – recognising and strengthening the expertise of their early years practitioners.”