Early Childhood Montessori Language Immersion Program

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
American Indian Family Center
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Project Overview

The goal of the American Indian Family Center is to create an Early Childhood Montessori Language Immersion Program to offer to American Indian Families living in Saint Paul and the east metro area. This grant will recruit and select candidates for each training opportunity (both the Montessori Teacher and Assistant), train the candidates in both models (Montessori and language immersion), and ultimately place the candidates in programs that are committed to offering the model for early learners. The project will train these candidates to align the curriculum methods of both approaches, participating in Montessori Training and guided in the language immersion methods. Two teacher candidates will be expected to begin and complete Montessori training.

Appropriation Language

Language Preservation and Education. $550,000 the first year and $550,000 the second year are for grants for programs that preserve Dakota and Ojibwe Indian languages and to foster educational programs in Dakota and Ojibwe languages. 

2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
American Indian Family Center
Street Address
579 Wells Street
Saint Paul
Zip Code
651 793 3803
Administered By
Administered by

161 Saint Anthony Ave
Suite 919
St. Paul, MN 55103