This course is currently ongoing and enrollment is no longer possible.

0-3 MONTESSORI DIPLOMA COURSE

Heidi Philippart, AMI TRAINER
Currently ongoing. Enrollment is no longer possible for this course.
Blended format

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FORMAT OF STUDY:

  • Accessible blended format
  • 4 modules over 2 years
  • 400 hours of intensive training

INTRODUCTION TO THE COURSE

Become a qualified Montessori teacher for children aged 0-3 years. Receive globally recognized certificate from Association Montessori International (AMI) and set off on a life-changing journey. 

  • Blended format (onsite and online participation required)
  • Guidance of AMI trainer, Heidi Philippart
  • Certificate awarded by Association Montessori Internationale (AMI)
  • International students
  • Starting at 8 100€

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE COURSE

AMI Montessori 0-3 Diploma Course focuses on the study of Montessori pedagogy and current medical and psychological approaches to child development from birth to three years. This hands-on Montessori training covers 4 main areas: 1. Theory and Psychology where Heidi talks about Child Development, Role of the Adult, Development of Movement, Early Language etc.; 2. Medical/Developmental area where we focus on Anatomy and Physiology, Obstertrics, Nutrition, Hygien and Child Neuropsychiatry; 3. Methodology by Subject with focus on Psycho-Sensory Theory and Demonstrations, Home Environment, Communities; and 4. Practicum + Observation where students go through Suprevised Practice & Observation and Student Teaching. You will use the principles of Montessori education to foster a hands-on, self-paced, collaborative, and joyful classroom at any school, anywhere in the world. 

WHY TO TAKE THE COURSE:

Worldwide recognition
The AMI diploma is a respected representation of achievement in a teacher-training program of quality, integrity, and authenticity, and it is recognized worldwide. AMI training courses meet the standards, both in content and teaching staff, established
by AMI. 

WHY TO TAKE THE COURSE:

Worldwide recognition
The AMI diploma is a respected representation
of achievement in a teacher-training program
of quality, integrity, and authenticity, and it is
recognized worldwide. AMI training courses meet
the standards, both in content and teaching staff,
established by AMI. 

Authentic legacy
Dr. Maria Montessori founded AMI in 1929 with an intention of furthering her work and it is the leading authority 

Authentic legacy
Dr. Maria Montessori founded AMI in 1929 with an intention of furthering her work and it is the leading authority on Montessori education. AMI diploma courses provide education of the highest quality, authenticity and integrity with Montessori's work. 

AMI Trainers
The course is always conducted by AMI trainers who have taken a very extensive and rigourous Training of Trainers Program and are dedicated, skilled pedagogues with unparalleled knowledge and understanding of Montessori principles and use. 

Career opportunities
You will be able to work in Montessori class anywhere in the world. Your options are, however, not limited to the classroom only as you can also work in a Montessori school administration, become a school founder/owner, AMI consultant or get enrolled in the Training of Trainers Program and set out on a path of becoming AMI trainer. Most students get a position in a Montessori school prior to their graduation. 

on Montessori education. AMI diploma courses provide education of the highest quality, authenticity and integrity with Montessori's work. 

AMI Trainers
The course is conducted by AMI trainers who have taken a very extensive and rigourous Training of Trainers Program and are dedicated, skilled pedagogues with unparalleled knowledge and understanding of Montessori principles and use. 

Career opportunities
You will be able to work in Montessori Elementary class anywhere in the world. Your options are, however, not limited to the classroom only as you can also work in a Montessori school administration, become a school founder/owner, AMI consultant or get enrolled in the Training of Trainers Program and set out on a path of becoming AMI trainer. Most students get a position in a Montessori school prior to their graduation. 

WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO TAKE THE COURSE?

400 hours

of intensive training in the training center

140 hours

of practice with Montessori materials under supervision

250 hours

of observation of children from birth to three years

20 books

obligatory and recommended reading

REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFICATION

  • 90% attendance in all course activities
  • 400 hours of classroom based training including lectures and supervised practice
  • 140 hours of supervised practice with Montessori materials
  • 250 hours of observation
  • Completion of Observation and Teaching Practice in Montessori setting
  • Timely submission of written assignments in acceptable quality
  • Completion of original reference albums and other coursework in acceptable quality
  • Passing of written and oral exams

BEFORE YOU APPLY

Enrollment criteria and requirements:

  • Ability to pursue academic work
  • University or college degree
  • English proficiency at C1 or higher (both spoken and written)
  • Motivation and persistence to become a Montessori teacher
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to self-reflect
  • Being structured and orderly

Applicants without a degree can also apply and their applications will be considered individually. Students without a degree can be accepted to the course based on probation terms. Also, when translation of the course is available, we accept students without knowledge of English.

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.

APPLICATION PROCESS

STEP 1

Fill out the Application Form and pay 300€ / 7 500 Kč application fee. Once you fill it out and pay, we will get in touch with you within 5 working days.

STEP 2

 Prepare the following documents:

  • Portrait Photo
  • One page motivational essay answering the question ‘Why do you want to take the AMI 6-12 Diploma Course?’
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Proof of highest acquired education
  • Two professional reference letters
  • Criminal record check (copy, the original can be submitted on the first day of the course)
  • Read the payment options, pick one and sign the document

Documents requiring your signature must be signed, scanned and emailed in a pdf format to courses@amiprague.cz.

STEP 3

Online Application Interview

Once all the documents above are submitted and reviewed, we will schedule an online application interview to talk about the course, answer your questions and ensure you understand the course requirements.

STEP 4

Results of the Application Process

We will contact you regarding the results of your Application Process. Good luck!

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