It is with exciting news and enthusiasm we are ready to share our newly released, “Policy Maker’s Guide to Montessori Teacher Recognition: Becoming Policy Inclusive in Early Childhood Education Workforce Registries and Career Pathways.” MACTE’s informational resource for policy makers is attached and ready for dissemination.
We hope you find access to the newest resource helpful and find comfort in knowing this tool will be utilized in MACTE’s state and federal policy work, guiding state policies to become inclusive of Montessori Teachers at optimal recognition levels across the country.
This nationwide effort exists and is underway as a direct result of collaboration of many individuals and communities doing complementary work. It is important in this effort that our message of policy inclusion accounts for diversity in the preparation of Montessori Teachers, highlights programs who demonstrated commitment to quality, provides a consistent message across the nation, comes from an authorized community representative, and reaches for optimal levels of recognition.
In our pilot work with states, one of the priorities we observed with policy makers and state advocates is that they frequently ask for similar sets of evidence related to our requests for inclusion. The Policy Maker’s Guide was designed to satisfy that requirement and to be a comprehensive, consistent, authorized informational resource intended to equip policy makers and advocates with reliable information across all states, affiliations, and policy systems. It is a culmination of two years’ worth of research, analysis, strategic development, and resource gathering; and we are proud to share it with you.
In April 2015, the MACTE Board of Directors approved the document and endorsed its use for work with policy makers nationwide. Today, we are making this resource available for you and your community to support communication efforts, keep language consistent, and inform all members of the community on efforts underway regarding Montessori Teacher Recognition and Policy Inclusion. MACTE is currently in the process of contacting State Early Childhood Policy Makers across the country to request policy revision and inclusion for Montessori Teachers.
Look for updates and positive outcomes in our Constant Contact Newsletter and MACTE’s website, in the months to come. We look forward to partnering with the Montessori Community and Policy Makers in the advancement of the Montessori Teacher into the realm of high quality recognition and accompanying incentives. Please feel free to contact us by phone or email to share your thoughts, ideas, and knowledge on policy activity in your state.