Our Commitments

Our Commitments

Land Acknowledgment

In recognition of our existence on Indigenous land, Loyola University Maryland’s Center for Montessori Education shows honor and respect to the Piscataway Confederacies, Mattawomans, Chapitocs, Portobbacos, Nanjemoys peoples, who are among the original stewards of the land we occupy. With the Piscataway confederacies, the Mattawomans, the Chapitocs, the Portobbacos, the Nanjemoys, and the Anacostans have continued to live and thrive for over 13,000 years. Tribal nations celebrate the waters and soils, now impoverished by our industrial systems, which used to be fertile and untouched. In 2012, after roughly 212 years of work towards formal recognition, Governor Martin O'Malley granted the executive order of "State Recognition to the Piscataway Conoy Tribe.” We recognize as a community that there is still work to be done. As a Jesuit Catholic institution, we are called by our values to engage in active discernment about our institution and the Catholic Church's role in the oppression, exclusion, and erasure of Indigenous nations. Loyola University Maryland and Loyola’s Center for Montessori Education commit to calling out continued systemic injustice, repairing institutional harms, and renewing our commitment to working in solidarity to heal this land.

Mission

The Center for Montessori Education is committed to empowering Montessori practitioners across the globe. Our center stands behind Maria Montessori’s belief that the child is the center of our work. The child will bring about change through respect and belief in their ability to become active members of society.

Vision

The vision of the Center for Montessori Education is to mobilize professionals in the Montessori sector to analyze, synthesize and recognize their impact in the field of Montessori education. Through unique programming, stakeholders contribute to our program with a diversified understanding of educational perspectives, effective tools to amplify equitable solid communities, and a grounded understanding of the opportunities in research to support educational change.

Core Values

  • Inclusive practices
  • Diverse perspectives
  • Educational change