Partners & Projects

International Cooperation: Netherlands, USA, Kazakhstan, Germany, Bulgaria, United Kingdom, Russia

The Dutch Montessori Association (Netherlands)

NMV was founded in 1917. One hundred years later the NMV has 544 Institutes as members with 56.373 Students from 0-18 years. To that there are 6 Colleges / High schools where teacher trainers are located and give the Montessori teacher trainings.

As part of our international cooperation program we established friendly relations with the NMV. We are always happy to welcome in our school drs. Elisabeth C.J. Mattijssen, who holds position of a board member of the NMV. Also we are grateful that the TEP 0-6 Course (Teacher Education Program) was held in our school under auspices of the NMV

Mr. Floor Vermeulen (the Head of the NMV) with the first UMI’s logo

Board Meeting of NMV

Planning of NMV’s work for the year

VIVID Onderwijs (Netherlands)

VIVID specializes in implementation of educational innovations and it is a member of the Dutch Montessori Association (NMV) and the Montessori Europe (ME). This company developed many Montessori Trainings that are certified by the NMV. Starting from 2011 our UMI Montessori School cooperates with VIVID Onderwijs in implementation of educational innovations and organizing Montessori Trainings in Ukraine

We are official coordinators of VIVID Onderwijs in Ukraine

Kazakhstan Montessori Association (Kazakhstan)

Since 2016 we are working together with Kazakhstan Montessori Association on Montessori promotional projects. Also, we share qualified knowledge on the system


WNISEF is funding innovative, high-impact, reform focused programs and aims to support Ukraine and Moldova at this critical period by developing sound economic policy and leadership.

SEED Grant (USA)

SEED Grant is a WNISEF project that provides financial support to talented individuals from Ukraine and Moldova who are admitted to one of the top 50 MBA and select MPA and LLM programs in the U.S. and are committed to returning home and investing their skills in their country of origin.

Montessori Institute Dortmund (Germany)

Institute is an AMI certified Training Center that works under 0-3 AMI program (Assistants to Infancy). Vanessa Fichtl (founder of Montessori Institute Dortmund) held at our school a practical workshop on 0-3 issues

nido (Germany)

nido is a Montessori Kindergarten and Preschool that fully meets AMI standards. In 2017 we visited nido kindergarten for observations and received many practical insights

Sofia University

Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” (Bulgaria)

We support development of Montessori education worldwide. In 2017, the Ministry of Education of Bulgaria decided to open the first public Montessori school. Since there are no elementary school Montessori Teachers in Bulgaria, Dessy Stoeva, (representative of Sofia University) visited our School and Training Center. We are glad to support this initiative and to become partner of this program

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Dessy Conference

Her Equality Rights and Autonomy (United Kingdom)

We share HERA’s desire to help young women and assist victims of human trafficking. In 2015, we launched our cooperation with the HERA and won our first grant for the purchase of expensive Montessori materials in Austria. In 2016, we won another grant

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Montessori-Piter (Russia)

Since 2009 we help to distribute the Montessori materials produced by Montessori-Piter

Montessori Piter 2

Cooperation in Ukraine

Ukrainian Association of Montessori Teachers (UAMT) was founded in 1997. Our school became an official member of UAMT in 2010 and since then we take an active part in association’s events.

Participants of the International conference “Montessori Pedagogy: Education for Life” (13-14 October 2017) have an opportunity to visit our school and to take part in our master class:

Some practical matters of observation in accordance with the Dutch Montessori Teacher Training by Vivid Onderwijs under auspices of the Dutch Montessori Association


“UMI” Scholarship for the TEP 0-6 Course of the Dutch Montessori Association

UMI, School sponsored six scholarships enabling free attendance of the Course on International Certification of Montessori Teachers 0-6 of the Dutch Montessori Association. We are happy to announce that out of six scholars four participants received Certificates, confirming their attendance of the Course with the indication of topics. Our goal was to provide an opportunity to specialists with different background and experience to obtain knowledge gathered by the Dutch Montessori Association during its 100 years of operation. We hope that new knowledge gained by scholars will help them to develop Montessori. Also, we are very thankful to Trainers Elisabeth C.J. Mattijssen, Ward van de Vijver and Vanessa Fichtl who paid particular attention to our scholars

Oksana Matviichuk – PHD in Pedagogy, teacher of Alternative education systems at the Kyiv Pedagogical University of Grinchenko (Institute of Qualification increase of teachers)

Valentyna Khivrych – Deputy of the Head of the Department of Education and Science of Zaporozhie Oblast, deals with pre-school, school and higher education at Zaporozhie Oblast

Diana Yarmolinska – professional translator of Montessori articles and trainings, participates in many projects devoted to popularization of Montessori movement in Ukraine

Helen Palash –        manager of UMI, Montessori School, actively involved in projects devoted to popularization of Montessori education in Ukraine and abroad

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National Pedagogical University named after Dragomanov (NPU)

Since 2013, we invite students of the NPU to become familiar with alternative methods of learning, and we provide lectures on Montessori system. Also in 2015, we launched the 3-week internship program for university students. We are proud of our cooperation with the representatives of the Correctional Pedagogy and Psychology Faculty of the NPU

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Dragomanov students 1 (2)

Primavera – correction center

Information support

Pustunchyk – website for children (games, cartoons and much more)

Information support