NAMTA's purpose is to maintain Montessori traditions, and at the same time, to be on the cutting edge of innovative education. Accordingly, we provide the medium for study, interpretation, and improvement of Montessori education.
Local and national governments are focusing on early childhood as the panacea for breaking the cycle of generational poverty, and Montessori associations are also collaborating on early childhood initiatives. A new Montessori expansion is on the horizon as the “Montessori family community center” finds a place in the mainstream. The realization of Montessori’s social mission redefines Montessori’s role in the United States. Judi Orion will lead this conference in examining how early childhood can transform all levels of Montessori education. Lumin Education (formerly East Dallas Community Schools) will be featured and toured as an exemplar of Montessori schools that support the public sector.