The Maria Montessori Training Institute (Institut de Formation Maria Montessori – IFMM) is a nonprofit organisation, registered under the Swiss Law.
Since 1999, the Maria Montessori Training Institute offers courses focused on Early Learning and Childcare in Suisse romande. The Montessori pedagogy, spread over the five continents, sees in the child the father of man and brings all the necessary attention and importance to the developpment of the future human being, aware of his responsibilities and able to create harmonious relationships with others and his environnement.
The Maria Montessori Training Institute works in collaboration with the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI, founded in 1929 by Maria Montessori in order to promote her new approach of children education) as well as with the Association Montessori Suisse AM(S).
From 1999 to 2009, the IFMM offered National Montessori Diploma AM(S) «AMI associate course ». A permanent pedagogical control was done by the AMI to ensure quality teaching.
Since 2011, the IFMM offers AMI certified courses with international training directors specifically designated by the AMI.
In 2015, Elisabeth Chastel takes over the pedagogical direction and Alexis Ramu the administrative direction of the IFMM.
You can check the schedule of the next courses here.