National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector Equity Statement

The National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector recognizes structural racism, inequality, and violence inherent in American social and political life, and stands in solidarity with all those who are working for change. We hold the vision of an education system committed to human flourishing for all children. We focus on equitable access to just and sustainable Montessori education because schools are powerful levers of change, and Montessori schools can be powerful levers of change for a just society.

Race and Equity messages from NCMPS

Below, we have gathered resources and messages supporting equity and societal change.

Statements From Organizations

American Montessori Society—Message from Board President Amira Mogaji

Association Montessori International—USA (AMI/USA)—Message from Board Chair Gretchen Hall

Center for Guided Montessori Studies—Statement on Racism

International Montessori Council/Montessori Foundation—Our Hearts Grieve

Montessori for Social Justice (MSJ)—Black Lives Matter: Statement from the Board

Montessori Public Policy Initiative (MPPI)—Black Lives Matter and Montessori Must Move Beyond the Peace Table

Wildflower Schools—Wildflower Statement: Justice for George Floyd

Statements from Schools

Breakthrough Montessori Public Charter School—Equity and Antiracism at Breakthrough Montessori

City Garden Montessori Charter School—Our Response to the Killing of George Floyd

Coral Reef Montessori Charter School—CRMA 2020 Social Statement

Denver Montessori Junior/Senior High School—DMHS Statement in Support of Black Lives

Milwaukee Public Schools—Black Lives Matter: A Statement from members of the Milwaukee Board of School Directors

Talking with children about race

Becoming Upended: Teaching and Learning about Race and Racism with Young Children and Their Families — National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

Talking to children after racial incidents — University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education

100 Race-Conscious Things You Can Say to Your Child to Advance Racial — Raising Race Conscious Children

George Floyd. Ahmaud Arbery. Breonna Taylor. What do we tell our children? — Alia E. Dastagir, Beverly Daniel Tatum, and Erlanger Turner in USA TODAY

George Floyd, Racism and Law EnforcementAnti-Defamation League

Talking Race & Kids Webinars
—embrace race

Anti-Racism Resources

Anti-Racist and Social Justice Resources — Montessori for Social Justice

Justice for George Floyd — Wildflower Schools

Resources — Embracing Equity

Resources for People of the Global Majority

Resources for People of the Global Majority — Maati Wafford

Resources for White People

Anti-Racism Resources — Sarah Sophie Flicker and Alyssa Klein

How to Talk to Kids about Race and Racism — Parent Toolkit