Quality Public Montessori Schools The Montessori Training Center Northeast (MTCNE) was established in 2003 to serve both private and public schools in Northeastern USA. With its humble beginnings on the…
To provide education honoring the pedagogical principles of Dr. Maria Montessori by offering AMI Montessori teacher education, professional development, parent education, and community outreach for the benefit of children throughout the world.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement
CREC is an intentionally diverse social justice organization whose members work to acknowledge, respect, and empathize with people of all different identifiers, such as race, socioeconomic status, gender identity and expression, education, age, ability, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, language, nationality, and religion. We commit to affirm and honor the lived experiences of others, to willingly challenge inherited beliefs and ideologies, and consequently learn, grow, and serve.
The Montessori Training Center Northeast (MTCNE) is managed and operated by the Capital Region Education Council (CREC) in Hartford, CT. Founded in 2003, MTCNE serves as the only Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) teacher training center in the Northeast United States. In addition to teacher training we serve as a central location offering support to our diverse Alumni community and Montessori schools both nationally and internationally.
MTCNE is now managing two distinct scholarship funds to benefit future students seeking AMI training as a diploma only or as part of a degree pathway at the University of Hartford. Learn more about the application process.
October 2020: Bray, Schaap, Dijk and Russell present at MAPS Drs. Bray and Russell co-presented with Dutch Montessori educators Koen Schaap and Rogier Dijk on their Montessori Adolescent Competencies work…
Today we raise our glasses in a global celebration of Dr. Maria Montessori’s 150th birthday. Her legacy lives on within the children. We are inspired now more than ever as we…