Frequently Asked Questions

These are some of the questions we hear most often about The Montessori Event.

Who can attend The Montessori Event?
The Montessori Event is a ticketed event that is open to the public. Attendees must be at least 18-years old. All balances must be paid in full prior to attending The Event.

Can I bring my child to The Montessori Event?  
No person under age 18, including infants and toddlers either handheld or in carriers, will be permitted at the conference/Exhibit Hall (unless they are part of the program). This policy is in effect to address safety concerns as well as to ensure the professional nature of the event.  We love children (clearly!) and thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

What if I have a child who is nursing?
If you are a nursing mother who will need onsite accommodations, please contact at least 1 month prior to The Event. A reminder that persons under the age of 18 will not be permitted in workshop/Event rooms or the Exhibit Hall and you will need to find care for your child at all times apart from when you are using our nursing accommodations.  

What if my child is part of a program at The Montessori Event?
Children participating in workshops or general sessions must be pre-approved by AMS in writing. While at The Montessori Event, they must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

When is the Early Bird registration deadline?
All registration information will be posted in the fall.

Must I wear my name badge at The Montessori Event?
Yes, to gain entry to The Montessori Event (workshops, keynotes, etc.) and the Exhibit Hall you must be wearing a valid name badge.

How many hours of continuing professional development (CPDs) can I earn at The Montessori Event?
You will be awarded hours of continuing professional development based on your registration and attendance. Attendance will be tracked utilizing scanning technology in order that our CPD hours are acceptable to as many states as possible. Watch for more information when we release the program in the fall.

What if I forget to have my badge scanned for a session I attended?
Find an AMS staff member or visit Badge Pickup to record your missed session. The issue of a missed scan must be addressed while at the conference, but your CPD record will be updated after The Montessori Event.

Can I purchase continuing education units (CEUs) for my contact hours at The Montessori Event?
Yes. Continuing education units can be purchased during or after The Montessori Event. Watch for more information in the fall.

I’m not from the U.S. and need a visa in order to attend The Montessori Event. Can you help?
Yes. We can prepare a letter of invitation that you can deliver to the appropriate consulate. We have information about this (and more) on our International Attendees page.

Are the event hotel’s facilities accessible?
Sessions are held in wheelchair-accessible facilities. If you need other services in order to participate in conference sessions, email Cara Paige before you register and no later than January 11, 2020. While we are committed to making our conference sessions as accessible as possible, we cannot guarantee that requested services will be available. We will assess the service needs and determine whether they can be reasonably accommodated, but make no representation that we will provide or pay for requested services.