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 we 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.