The Association of Mongolian Montessori Teachers (AMMT) was established by initiatives of local teachers on 3rd October 2014, and became the AMI affiliate of Mongolia later in December of the same year.
The main goals of the AMMT are:
• to provide better understanding of Montessori methods to Mongolian people, parents, teachers, and government officials;
• to encourage Montessori teaching in Mongolia and;
• to support parents and teachers to learn more about Montessori.
In 2014, the government of Mongolia updated its national policy on preschool policy to focus more on child development considering their uniqueness and specific needs and not just around the standardized curriculum.
Susan Mayclin Stephenson, an International Montessori Advocate visitied us in Mongolia in October 2014, and provided priceless inputs and motivation to the AMMT to become the AMI Affiliated Society of Mongolia.
On 15 October 2014, the AMMT and “Minii ger” preschool co-organized the first official event on Montessori methods - “World of my child”. One of the key speakers of the event was Susan M. Stephenson, who gave a presentation on “The Development of Universal Child”, and shared her experiences of working in many countries with the local preschool teachers, parents, and representatives from both academic and government organizations.
Over the last two years, Montessorians from Sweden and USA visited Mongolia. Currently, the President of the Society is taking AMI 0-3 training in Denver, Colorado, USA at the Montessori Institute.