Building Partnerships in Support of the Child, Teacher, and Parents

Building Partnerships in Support of the Child, Teacher, and Parents


October 11-14, 2018


Sheraton Columbia Town Center, Columbia, MD

The key partnerships that prepare Montessori teachers and schools to support children and families are developed from the relationships within an entire school community. In this conference we will explore the many ways administrators, teachers, and parents support each other to build strength in a school. We will also discuss the ways to develop the best of ourselves and learn to convey the passion we carry for our work in effective ways. Key topics will include:


Reaching Out for Montessori Collaboration
Leaders from AMI and AMS will discuss the keys to mainstreaming Montessori education.

The Role of the Adult across the Planes of Development
Montessori teachers at every level will be refreshed, inspired, and empowered as they enrich their capacity to
speak for children and parents by adapting to the accelerating changes in culture, community, and the individual
lives of families.

Stand for Children, Connect with Parents
Discover approaches to supporting, engaging, and informing parents so that they can become the keys to the
success of children. Parent conferences, parent events, and engagement events will be explored across the
planes of development.

Supporting Teachers to Support the Development of All Children (inclusion of diversity and special needs)

Respect: The Foundation for Community, Schools, and Our Work with Children, Families, and Each Other


  • The full conference brochure and registration will be available in late summer. 
  • This conference will be held concurrently with NAMTA's Whole-School Management conference.
  • Reserve your room at the Sheraton Columbia Town Center:  Call 1-888-627-8318 or 410-730-3900. Be sure to state that you are reserving under the NAMTA room block.
  • Reserve shuttle transportation from the Baltimore/Washington International (BWI) airport to the Sheraton Columbia Town Center Hotel at or 1-800-776-0323.  SuperShuttle/ExecuCar offers transportation between BWI airport and the Sheraton Columbia Hotel. Call 1 800-BLUE-VAN (258-3826).