Verifier Invitation and Application
Dear Montessori Schools,
The Colorado Montessori Association, your state organization supporting Montessori education in our state, has some exciting news to share with you. The state Validation Program is ready to start! And we need you!
The CMA Validation Program gives meaning to Montessori by setting key components agreed upon by our own community. Being a validated school has several benefits for Montessori schools, families, and for CO DOE and CDHS. (See attached Overview).
Each school will complete a school questionnaire, provide documentation of key components, and have an on-site Verifier Team visit. The Verifier Teams are fellow Montessori educators who volunteer their time to support Montessori education in CO.
Verifier Teams are an essential part of the process. If you are Montessori credentialed and have a minimum of three years of classroom experience at the level of your credential, we invite you to join the team. As a fellow Montessori educator, you will complete a 2-4 hour on-site visit at a participating school. The purpose of this visit is simply to verify that information provided by the school is accurate. You and your team member will drive to the school (reimbursement will be made available), complete your observation report, and make your recommendation for validation. This is a direct and doable way to support Montessori education in CO. You will receive professional development hours for your verification visit.
CMA will provide training for Verifiers. This training will take you through the process, help you understand your role, and explain the documentation and on-site report you will be completing.
The CMA Board of Directors is working proactively on your behalf to support, protect, and defend quality Montessori education in our state.
If you have questions about the project, please feel free to contact the Project Coordinator at This is your project and your state organization and we look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for your ongoing support of CMA as we support you.
If you are ready to volunteer to support quality Montessori education in CO, complete the Verifiers Application here.
Thank you for making this project possible.
CMA Board of Directors.