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The Montessori Orientation to 3-6 course is an intensive full time programme designed to help interested adults to understand the development of children. It opens the way for adults to assist the child’s development both at home and in school. The programme introduces the philosophy underpinning Montessori practice and some basic practical skills useful in interacting with children. The course would also be of interest to teachers working in Montessori schools, to parents and expecting parents, and childcare professionals from other fields. It would also be preparatory work for those considering the AMI 3-6 Diploma Course. The course work will consist of lectures, readings and discussion.

Course Delivery

This course will be online.
Timing: 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

Course Components

The Montessori Orientation to 3-6 course is an intensive full time programme designed to help interested adults to understand the development of children. It opens the way for adults to assist the child’s development both at home and in school. The programme introduces the philosophy underpinning Montessori practice and some basic practical skills useful in interacting with children. The course would also be of interest to teachers working in Montessori schools, to parents and expecting parents, and childcare professionals from other fields. It would also be preparatory work for those considering the AMI 3-6 Diploma Course. The course work will consist of lectures, readings and discussion.

Theory Lectures

The theory lectures will offer the students the opportunity to examine the development of the 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.

Observation

Students are required to do a minimum of 9 hours of observation. In the current situation a few hours will be organized online and a few will be assigned as homework. We will help each student organize these hours with flexibility in accordance to their situation. Based on their observation students are required to record and submit a report.

Assignments

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

Email, Internet and Scanning

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.

Certificate

The AMI Montessori Orientation to 3-6 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. Students without the minimum attendance will not be eligible for an AMI certificate.

Language

Lectures will be in English. Coursework must be presented in English. It will be necessary for students to take lecture notes, read Montessori books, write original essays and prepare assignments based on course information.

Eligibility

We welcome candidates from all walks of life and different professions. This course is open to anyone wishing to know more about the Montessori philosophy.

Fees

Indian Nationals Foreign Nationals Opening Date End Date
Course Fee
₹ 18762.00 $ 500.00 January 1, 2022 June 15, 2022

Books and Reading

It is advisable for students to acquire the Montessori books in the Required Reading list. To prepare for the course and for working in a Montessori environment it is good practice to read around the subject. The following list of books is provided to help you begin this process. Some of these books will be made available in the student library.

Required Reading

  • Montessori, Maria Citizen of the World Montessori-Pierson Publishing Company
  • Montessori, Maria Education for a New World Indian Montessori Foundation
  • Montessori, Maria The Child in the Family Indian Montessori Foundation
  • Montessori, Maria The Absorbent Mind Indian Montessori Foundation
  • Montessori, Maria The Secret of Childhood Orient Black Swan
  • Montessori, Maria From Childhood to Adolescence Indian Montessori Foundation

Recommended Reading

  • Montessori, Maria What You Should Know About Your Child Indian Montessori Foundation
  • Montessori, Maria Education and Peace Indian Montessori Foundation
  • Montessori, Maria The Age of Miracles Indian Montessori Foundation
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