- Free Montessori Training
- Free Curriculum Guidebooks
- Free Rs. 50,000+ Montessori Material (discontinued)
... and much more
Pakistan Montessori Council (PMC) welcomes any Montessori school, Montessori organisation or any other Montessori related business anywhere in the world to be an affiliated member.
As recently as in 2006, when the world at large was celebrating and honouring Dr. Maria Montessori for a hundred years of establishment of Montessori methodology of education, as sad as it may seem, the Pakistani schools, in general, are still ignorant of this highly successful and internationally acclaimed system of education. Our survey, conducted in 2007, reports that most schools want their pre-school sections to convert from conventional to Montessori but the main hurdles included:
the cost of equipping schools with Montessori material is beyond the reach of many aspirant schools.
expensive nature of Montessori training keeps administrators from getting their teachers trained in Montessori methodology.
unavailability of curriculum guidelines and any supporting organization pushes schools to stick to their conventional instructional methods.
This has impelled PMC to develop a comprehensive program of Affiliation for new and existing Montessori schools which want to start with Montessori or convert from conventional systems to Montessori system of education respectively.
Benefits of Affiliation
Following are the ten great benefits of the Affiliation with Asian Montessori League.
- FREE Training of 2 (two) teachers of the affiliated school in Montessori methodology, a benefit worth Rs. 20,000/-
Provision of 36 items of Montessori material worth Rs. 50,000+ given FREE to every PMC affiliated school (provided through the courtesy of Peace Education Foundation), annual repairing of the provided material is also done FREE of cost. (This benefit has been temporarily discontinued and holds valid for affiliations before March 2013).
- Certificate of Affiliation / Membership from Pakistan Montessori Council.
- Excess to member area of our website, where you get access to premium member content.
- Discount on training programs and conferences.
- Listing of your school / organisation on our website.
- Introduction to Montessori and Classroom Guidebooks.
- Rights to use our member logo on school stationary, promotional material etc.
- Human resource, expert/technical and on-line resources support.
- Discount on the purchase of Montessori material.
- Periodic publications including articles on Montessori latest news about the works of PMC.
We look forward to the support, dedication and commitment of every Montessori loving individual and institution aspiring to promote a better and peaceful tomorrow through the introduction and implementation of Montessori method of education.
School / Organisational Affiliation Fee
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Download the following form, fill up and send to PMC Head Office along with a Pay-order/Demand Draft in favour of Pakistan Montessori Council.
PMC Affiliation Guide Book (PDF)
Post Affiliation Process
Schools and organizations need to go through a step wise procedure to be affiliates of PMC.
Step 1: The authorized person at the schools completes the attached “Organizational Affiliation/Accreditation Form” (available for download below) and sends the forms to nearest PMC office along with a bank draft of Rs. 5000/- (non-refundable application processing fee) in favour of Pakistan Montessori Council, Islamabad. The fee and the forms can also be deposited directly in the nearest PMC office.
Affiliation application form (PDF)
School Affiliation/Membership Form (A) (PDF)
Web-site Design Form (form & instructions) (PDF)
PMC School Affiliation Process [made simple] (PDF)
Step 2: If needed, after processing of the Application & within 10 days; A schedule is mutually agreed for a PMC M&E Staff member to visit the School premises, else the application is accepted without it.
Step 3: A list of pre-requisites is handed over to the school, and a time period is granted to fulfil those requirement. These are simple and inexpensive requirements which a school can meet easily. Some examples of generally required pre-requisites are given below.
Send at least two Montessori teachers to nearest PMC center for a 20 days training workshop free of cost. In case there isn't any Montessori trained teacher in the school. On the other hand PMC can recommend some trained teachers local to affiliate school; else PMC can train the new hiring on special discounts.
Get child-sized cabinets to display the Montessori material provided by PMC (refer to step 5).
Get rugs and working mats.
Step 4: At the fulfilment of the pre-requisites, the “School Affiliation (Membership) Application Form (A)” is filled and the annual affiliation fee of Rs. 35,000 (Rupees Thirty Five Thousand only) is collected. The school starts to enjoy the affiliation benefits as a search engine prior website is prepared describing the school's history and mission, programs offered, downloading facility of admission forms, annual calendar and contact details.
Step 5: The affiliation certificate is granted, website is launched and the material kit worth Rs. 50,000+ is granted to the school. The material is for use only in the classroom and is to be placed with in the reach of children. Annual repairing of the material is also provided free of charge. The material kit, however, remains the property of Peace Education Foundation, and is returnable if the affiliation is cancelled. The whole set of Montessori curriculum is also provided containing all the activities and guidelines for teachers. The school now can use PMC member school logo on its stationary and other advertising material along with the phrase “Affiliated with Pakistan Montessori Council (PMC )”.
Step 6: The affiliated school is now on its journey towards becoming a true Montessori school. This begins the process of accreditation. The school is granted a School Accreditation guidebook, containing all the standards to be met in order to be an accredited school within maximum of five years (extendable in certain cases). The school would be granted accredited schools status through a certificate and PMC's website, at the successful fulfilment of all the criteria mentioned in guidebook. A PMC accredited school would actually be the true Montessori meeting global standards, which would be the first choice of parents when it comes to the admission of their children. PMC's ultimate goal is to motivate all its member schools to reach accredited school's status. During this accreditation process, PMC's support would be available through several means;
The experts on PMC telephonic helpline would be available to member schools for advice.
Refresher courses for the school teachers and administrators would be organized during summer vacation at very nominal charges.
PMC promises the provision of advanced Montessori materials to the school at subsidized rates.
An M&E person would visit the school after every three months to assess the fulfilment of new standards and continuation of the existing at just the boarding and lodging expenditures paid by the school. This is necessary to provide ample motivation to school to pursue the fulfilment of further standards set by PMC in Accreditation Handbook and to keep a track of ongoing progress.
Awards to rapidly advancing schooling in annual conferences, and words of honour for the school published in our newsletter would further motivate the school and bring a good name to the school, which ultimately means SUCCESS.
PMC periodically organizes teacher exchange and mentoring programs (optional), through which the member schools teachers can share ideas and learn from more experienced teachers.
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