The Association Montessori Internationale was founded in 1929 by Dr. Maria Montessori to maintain the integrity of her life's work, and to ensure that it would be perpetuated after her death. AMI's activities include:
Providing guidance for AMI training courses;
Co-coordinating a Training of Trainers programme;
Guiding the manufacturers recognized by AMI in the production of approved Montessori materials;
Overseeing the publication of Dr. Montessori's books;
Organizing congresses and study conferences;
Affiliating Montessori Societies; and
Publishing the magazine 'Communications', the AMI Bulletin and the AMI website.
"Times have changed, and science has made great progress, and so has our work; but our principles have only been confirmed, and along with them our conviction that mankind can hope for a solution to its problems, among which the most urgent are those of peace and unity, only by turning its attention and energies to the discovery of the child and to the development of the great potentialities of the human personality in the course of its formation."
(From the foreword to "The Discovery of the Child", 1948)