FAMM was created in 2007 by a group of parents who were interested in bringing Montessori education to Argentina. The organization’s mission is to contribute towards education in Argentina and South America, in order that children are able to reach their full potential as humans, through the promotion of the principles and pedagogical practices, elaborated by Dr. María Montessori.
In 2008, the foundation started its first AMI Primary program, which was led by Dr. Sylvia Dubovoy. Since then, it has completed 6 AMI Primary Programs with 100 graduates attending from all over America and Europe, and 8 Assistants Courses (7 for Primary level and 1 for Assistants to Infancy level). Montessori had started to grow in 2007 from only one school, whereas today we now have 18 primary programs, and two schools, which are creating their elementary programs.
The more urgent requirement as a Training Center is to bring AMI training for 0 to 3 and 6 to 12 stages. FAMM is proud of the continuing growth of Montessori in low-income communities, a work that the Foundation especially supports and promotes. The Montessori Solidario network continues to grow, giving support to Montessori guides working in these challenging contexts. FAMM is collaborating with government projects attending children in poor communities and their families, through workshops and the design of new programs serving young children. In 2015, FAMM participated in the ESF Congress in Thailand, which was a very inspiring experience and encouraged FAMM to become an AMI Affiliated Society in April 2016, during a visit to Amsterdam for the AGM.