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The AMI Montessori Foundation Certificate Course is an intensive full time programme designed to help interested adults to understand the development of children. The course will be delivered over 5 weeks. It opens the way for adults to assist the process of child development both at home and in school.

The programme focuses on the philosophy underpinning Montessori practice, materials and practical skills useful in interacting with 3-6 year old children in Montessori Schools. It is an essential requirement prior to taking the AMI Montessori 6-12 Course. Course work will consist of lectures, practice sessions, readings and discussion.

Course Delivery

This course will be onsite.
Timing: 8:45 AM to 3:15 PM

Course Components

The AMI Montessori Foundation Certificate Course is an intensive full time programme designed to help interested adults to understand the development of children. The course will be delivered over 5 weeks. It opens the way for adults to assist the process of child development both at home and in school.

The programme focuses on the philosophy underpinning Montessori practice, materials and practical skills useful in interacting with 3-6 year old children in Montessori Schools. It is an essential requirement prior to taking the AMI Montessori 6-12 Course. Course work will consist of lectures, practice sessions, readings and discussion.

Theory Lectures

The theory lectures will offer the students the opportunity to examine the development of the whole child and the successive phases of child development. Special consideration is given to language, movement and independence leading to all-round development. The carefully prepared environment and the role and attitude of the adult will also be studied.

Practical Lectures

The course will offer some of the key components of the work in the casa. An overview of the areas in the Montessori environment and their underlying principles will be presented. The materials will be discussed as the foundation of the work for children between the ages 6 and 12.

Observation

Students will be scheduled to attend 9 hours of observation outside course hours. They will be required to record and submit an observation report.

Assignments

Students will need to submit written work at regular intervals during the course, which will include theory essays, practical assignments and observation reports. All assignments must be completed in order to receive the certificate.

Email, Internet and Scanning

Students will need regular access to email and the internet throughout the course. All assignments will need to be submitted electronically. Students will be required to scan and upload some of their work.

Some sessions will be conducted online. For the online classes students require a stable internet connection and regular access to email and the internet throughout the course. Students will be sent a link to join class at the time of confirmation. It is recommended that students join class on a laptop, rather than a mobile. Attendance will be marked only if the video is switched on.

Language

All lectures will be in English. Course work will need to be presented in English.

Certificate

The AMI Montessori Foundation Course Certificate is awarded to those who complete all the requirements. In order to receive the Certificate, the applicant should:

  • Submit all the assignments
  • Complete the required hours of observation and submit an Observation report
  • Have 90% attendance

Attendance

Students must have a minimum of 90% attendance in order to receive the certificate. Students with attendance below minimum attendance will not be eligible for an AMI certificate.

Eligibility

Candidates fulfilling the following requirements will be considered eligible for admission into the course. The candidate should have:

  • Completed 20 years
  • A Bachelor’s degree
  • A sound knowledge of English
  • Excellent computer skills and internet access

We welcome candidates from all walks of life and different professions. Occasionally we do consider applicants who do not have a Bachelor’s degree based on their life experience.

Fees

Indian Nationals Foreign Nationals Opening Date End Date
Course Fee (Early Bird) ₹ 37524.00 $ 625.00 January 1, 2022 July 24, 2022
Course Fee (Regular) ₹ 41277.00 $ 625.00 July 25, 2022 August 11, 2022

Books and Reading

To prepare for the course and to work in a Montessori environment it is good practice to read around the subject. The following book list of books will help you begin this process.

Required Reading

  • Montessori, Maria The Absorbent Mind Indian Montessori Foundation
  • Montessori, Maria The Child in the Family Indian Montessori Foundation
  • Montessori, Maria The Discovery of the Child Montessori-Pierson Publishing Company
  • Montessori, Maria Education for a New World Indian Montessori Foundation
  • Montessori, Maria What should you know about your child Indian Montessori Foundation

Recommended Reading

  • Montessori, Maria Education and Peace Indian Montessori Foundation
  • Montessori, Maria From Childhood to Adolescence Indian Montessori Foundation
  • Montessori, Maria The Formation of Man Indian Montessori Foundation
  • Montessori, Maria The Secret of Childhood Orient Black Swan, Chennai
  • Montessori, Mario Jr., Education for Human Development: Understanding Montessori Montessori-Pierson Publishing Company
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