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.
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.
May 8-10, 2020
May 15-17, 2020
June 19-21, 2020
June 26-28, 2020
English, translation to Czech
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
- Introduction to Montessori
- The Role of the Directress
- The Role of the Assistant
- Overview of the Planes of Development
- The Child's Mind from 0-6 years
- Movement 0-3
- Prepared environment
- Freedom and Discipline
- Music and Art
- Maintaining the Environment
- Toilet Learning
- 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
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