AMI 0-3 ASSISTANT

CERTIFICATE COURSE

International Certificate Course - An introduction to Montessori pedagogy and practice and training for the role of assistant in a Montessori early childhood centre or preschool classroom. The course is also suitable and beneficial to parents.

GOAL OF THE COURSE

The intention of the 0-3 Assistants Certificate Course is to help interested adults become able assistants in a Montessori Nido or Infant Community.

DIRECTOR OF TRAINING - Heidi Philippart

Heidi Philippart M.A.(Edu), A.M.I.(Dip), lives and works in Amsterdam. She was first introduced to Montessori in the late 80’s early 90’s, while working under the guidance of Patty Wallner (AMI Assistant to Infancy trainer) and Silvana Montanaro (founder of the AMI Assistant to Infancy programme). Heidi trained in Denver with Judi Orion on the Assistant to Infancy level, has worked extensively with the 0-3 programme and is an AMI trainer on the Assistant to Infancy level. In 1996 she opened her first Montessori school and now runs two small Montessori Bilingual Preschools in the centre of Amsterdam, working with between 80 - 90 families every year. Her speciality is helping parents in the application of Montessori principles and bilingualism in the home environment. Heidi has spoken extensively around the Netherlands and internationally (France, USA, Australia, Britain) on Montessori related topics such as toilet independence, preparation of the home environment and the general area of birth to three. Heidi is presently working on the AMI Diploma - Assistant to Infancy in London.

DURATION

60 hours of lectures and practical work. 9 additional hours of observations arranged by the student in between the two lecture blocs. Specific instruction how to observe will be given during the Course.

DATES

First module

January 13-16 and 18-20 / 2018 (7 days)

Daily schedule: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Note: January 17 / 2018 - break day for observations, home work or rest

Second module

February 3-5 / 2018 (2,5 days)

Daily schedule: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Note: Last day of the Course after lectures there will be Certification Awarding Ceremony.

COURSE LANGUAGE:

English, translation to Czech

OBLIGATORY READING:

Selected reading from Understanding the Human Being, The Child in the Family, Education for a New World, 1946 Lectures and The Absorbent Mind will be done during the Course.

THE COURSE CONTENT

  1. Introduction to Montessori
  2. The Role of the Directress
  3. The Role of the Assistant
  4. Overview of the Planes of Development
  5. The Child's Mind from 0-6 years
  6. Order
  7. Movement 0-3
  8. Language
  9. Independence
  10. Prepared environment
  11. Freedom and Discipline
  12. Observation
  13. Music and Art
  14. Maintaining the Environment
  15. Toilet Learning
  16. Material Making

REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFICATION

Submission of three papers (500 words) to the required standard

Submission of observation report

Submission of handmade materials

Minimum of 90% attendance

PRICE

600 Euro / 16 800 Kč

Advance of 300 Euro / 8 400 Kč is payable upon application. Second half of the payment is due before December 1, 2017.

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