“At some given moment it happens that the child becomes deeply interested in a piece of work; we see it in the expression on his face, his intense concentration, the devotion to the exercise.”

The Discovery of the Child M. Montessori

Vancouver Island Montessori Association was created to promote the Montessori Method as developed by Maria Montessori, to help support Montessori teachers develop better Montessori practices and to help parents better understand and apply the Montessori Method by providing online information, training, workshops and lectures.

VIMA Board consists of 10 volunteers, all of whom are passionate about Montessori Education.

What is Montessori Education?

Montessori education was founded in 1907 by Dr. Maria Montessori, the first woman in Italy to become a physician. She based her educational methods on scientific observation of children’s learning processes. Guided by her discovery that children teach themselves, Dr. Montessori designed a “prepared environment” in which children could freely choose from a number of developmentally appropriate activities.

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VIMA has a membership of over 180 individuals and schools.

Our web site gives people instant access to all schools available on the Island with links to their websites.

Our e-mail listings enable us to give members notice of upcoming workshops, courses, job vacancies, new businesses, equipment sales etc.

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