Kaban is an Accredited member of the Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators (CCMA), the authority and voice for Montessori Administrators in Canada. Kaban Montessori School is one of the few Accredited Montessori schools in the Mississauga area.
For an up-to-date listing of accredited schools visit the CCMA website - www.ccma.ca
We also meet the Ministry of Education's general requirements and renew our license (posted in the main foyer of each building) each year for all our programs. To learn more about the programs we offer visit: Casa Program, Infants / Toddlers Program
Accredited Montessori Schools
If you’re thinking of enrolling your child in a Montessori school, it is important that you thoroughly research each school to make sure it is properly accredited. Since a failed lawsuit in 1967 by the American Montessori Society (AMS) for exclusive rights to the name – the U.S. Patent Office said the name was a descriptor for a type of schooling – therefore, any educational institution can use the name.
This has allowed schools to use the name 'Montessori' even if it isn’t accredited by one of the bodies that oversee Montessori education standards and philosophies, like AMS, CCMA or the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI). It is important to note that the free use of the name can lead to slight or extreme variations of the teaching methods.
For Further Information about Montessori Associations Visit:
- Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators (CCMA) - www.ccma.ca
- Canadian Association of Montessori Teachers (CAMT) - www.camt100.ca
- American Montessori Society (AMS) - amshq.org
- Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) - ami-global.org
- Ontario Child Care Licensing Standards (CCEYA) - www.earlyyears.edu.gov.on.ca
The Association Montessori International (A.M.I.) was founded in 1929 by Maria Montessori to serve two purposes: to protect the integrity of her life’s work, and to raise general awareness of the importance of education. Being an A.M.I Montessori teacher certifies that you know and maintain the standards of quality and integrity in the Montessori philosophy.
As an accredited Montessori school, we require teachers with Montessori training. Our support staff consists of AMI trained Teachers, ECE’s (Early Childhood Educators), and trained teacher assistants.
Kaban and its teachers are also active members of the Canadian Association of Montessori Teachers (CAMT) a national organization devoted to excellence in teaching. CAMT strives to promote the interests of Montessori teachers, advance the standards of the teaching profession, and improve the quality of Montessori education in Canada. Through this organization’s efforts, Kaban Montessori is able to offer its staff many professional development opportunities.
At Kaban we recognize that no matter one’s age, we are never done learning. That is why we support our staff in their continuous professional development. We offer our staff opportunities to attend conferences or visit other Montessori and non-Montessori environments for observation. We also have two Preparation Weeks (end of June and end of August), in which all staff can review and complete all necessary documentation required by CCEYA (Ontario Child Care Licensing Standards). During our second Prep week, our staff also set goals for themselves in relation to their direct reports, together we plan for how to support them in achieving those goals. We have a yearly budget dedicated to Professional Development as well as days set aside for regular meetings to maintain communication amongst the staff. Each staff member also dedicates a portion of their time observing another Kaban teacher’s classroom so that we may not only learn from outside sources but also from each other.
To learn more about our wonderful Kaban Teachers visit our staff page where you can read each of their bio's.