MCI’s Quality Assurance and Quality Recognition Framework – Standards, Training, Authentication, Review
Montessori Group’s Quality Assurance and Quality Recognition Framework – supporting developmental quality assurance and enhancement across the education sector.
Our pioneering approach to Montessori education and professional recognition is open to everyone – all education providers offering learner-centered approaches – as we award the STAR status to educators or organisations able to meet our Principles and Standards, choosing to be held accountable for their methods of operation and professional practice.
This enhanced professional recognition model, fit for purpose within contemporary education and industry, serves to open access to the assurances of a Montessori recognition – expanding accessibility beyond the traditional education locations and venues around the world.
The STAR framework
The STAR framework encourages professionals to train in Montessori specialist courses and qualifications and apply for recognition across five streams of STAR activity (Accreditation, Endorsement, Approval, Affiliation and Certification).
For many years Montessori Group have been at the forefront of formalising Montessori professional recognition and quality assurance in the UK and globally. In 2021, we launched a fresh and exciting new recognition framework that broadened the environments where education could be recognised. STAR now provides a global, professional recognition framework able to highlight excellence in Montessori and Montessori-inspired educational provision and delivery. We are proud to offer STAR at a time when there is a growing global need for practical support and promotion of quality educational provision. Funders, partners and sector collaborators are also now seeking out methods of assuring the quality of educational provision and STAR is an efficient and effective system of recognition that is unique in its support for on-going development across every setting, no matter the size or funding status. Quite simply, high-quality provision is acknowledged as an essential component in delivering the best education and care for children across the globe; the presence of our STAR logo publicly identifies providers able to uphold such provision. We offer a spotlight to these providers and ensure that the education sector; parents; families; prospective employees and wider audiences recognise our quality mark.