EsF Projects

General Criteria

EsF projects are based on the following principles:
Montessori Promote a culture of peace, solidarity and equality
Montessori Have a clear Montessori vision of the child's contribution to social reform
Montessori Demonstrate understanding of Montessori principles and practices with the needs of a community in mind
Montessori Embrace community involvement and engagement in the project design and implementation
Montessori Focus on empowerment and long-term sustainability
Montessori Use inclusiveness approach in regards to gender, language, culture and socio economic status
Montessori Embodies the EsF declaration

EsF  is currently  identifying a wide range of innovative initiatives and projects that promote Montessori  core principles. Its goal includes expanding the outreach worldwide towards under-served children.



Type of Projects

EsF aims to support a wide range of projects including but not limited to the following areas:

Montessori At risk populations
Montessori Remote and Indigenous communities

Expansion of Montessori Education into the public school structure

Montessori Advocacy for children and youth
Montessori Initiatives for adolescents
Montessori Programmes to enable parents, families and communities to support children in the first years of life

Outreach to libraries using Parent Support Initiative Materials

Montessori Programmes to help and advocate for at risk women during pre and post-natal periods (teen moms, women in prisons, single immigrant mothers, homeless, drug addicts)
Montessori Home schooling and family day care centers
Montessori Special needs children
Montessori Montessori approaches for the elderly (assisted living, or home, disabilities, Alzheimer or dementia)

Developing an EsF Project

The criteria for becoming an EsF Project are currently being established to include different levels of participation.

At this time, EsF is collecting information from existing, independent projects that are either on-going or in incipient development. EsF will learn about their needs, and most importantly develop a database of knowledge to support future and existing projects.

Please contact us at if you are currently involved in a project that meets the general criteria.  Please include a one-page summary of the project indicating the type of support your project needs the most: mentorship, resources, guidance towards sustainability, expansion, or replication, and/or funding.

No direct funding support from AMI is currently available.