Montessori Children's Foundation

Montessori Children's Foundation is a small-scale charity established in 2005. Their main activity is registered as education primarily serving early childhood - aged under 6 children - aged 6 to under 15 youth - 15 to under 25 adults - aged 25 to under 65 families aboriginal and torres strait islander people.

. We continued to operate community/Montessori programs in the very remote, disadvantaged Indigenous Community of Lockhart River, Cape York, Queensland . We supported the grant funding for mentoring at Lockhart River with the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) trainer . We continued the Kuunchi Kakana (families together) program which is community led, and parents/carers are actively involved in their children's education and learning . We facilitated attendance of parents/carers with their children, fitting with the culture, beliefs and values of the community, including use of the traditional language as well as English . We are currently working to develop a program that serves the needs of indigenous families to improve the outcomes for children. The program is designed to be deployed directly to families through Service delivery Partners that operate in indigenous communities throughout Australia. Deployment of trials is expected to begin during the current year. This project aims to provide an affordable program that can be deployed effectively in remote locations in a highly structured manner. Leveraging best of class technology the program and all materials and daily support will be available through an app hosted on the EdApp platform. It is expected that this program will bring greater levels of family education and support both for families and facilitators than currently seen in the sector. The dramatically lower price per family member is anticipated to result in far greater scale and impact of the program than using conventional means. The program aims to benefit the families directly whilst also serving as a model for future programs to be deployed in remote indigenous communities.

Montessori Children's Foundation

Who They Help

  • Youth - 15 to under 25
  • Families
  • Early childhood - aged under 6
  • Children - aged 6 to under 15
  • Adults - aged 25 to under 65
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people



Total employee expenses: $0 (0% of revenue).
Average full-time equivalent salary: $0.

Revenue vs Expenses

Montessori Children's Foundation has seen an average annual decline of -11% in revenue versus a -15% p.a. decrease in expenses.

Assets vs Liabilities

Sources of Expense

Responsible People

Elizabeth Goor
Vicki Mckinnon
Jorian Cunliffe
Bruce Clarke
Suzanne Pynenburg
Robert Morrison
Frances Reed

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Registration Status
Charity is registered.
DGR Status

Donations can be claimed as a tax deduction.

Office Address
Po Box 5057
Operating States
Entity Type
Australian Public Company

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