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AMI 3-6 Orientation

CERTIFICATE COURSE

Montessori Professionals Start Here

Prepare for and develop your Montessori Career 

  • Learn how cultivate children's independence and self-discovery within a nurturing and stimulating environment
  • Master techniques for observing children's progress and adapting instruction
  • Obtain globally recognized Montessori certification, enhancing your professional credentials and career prospects

AMI 3-6 Orientation

CERTIFICATE COURSE

Montessori Professionals Start Here

Prepare for and develop your Montessori Career 

  • Learn how cultivate children's independence and self-discovery within a nurturing and stimulating environment
  • Master techniques for observing children's progress and adapting instruction
  • Obtain globally recognized Montessori certification, enhancing your professional credentials and career prospects

AMI 3-6 Orientation

CERTIFICATE COURSE

Montessori Professionals Start Here

  • Learn how cultivate children's independence and self-discovery within a nurturing and stimulating environment
  • Master techniques for observing children's progress and adapting instruction
  • Obtain globally recognized Montessori certification, enhancing your professional credentials and career prospects

Join the waiting list for the next and and we will keep you posted!

Take the next step on your Montessori journey!

Whether your are a Montessori professional working with children as an assistant in the classroom or an interested parent who wants to learn both about Montessori and children aged 3-6 years, you arrived at the right place!

In this course, you will:

  • Gain a comprehensive grasp of the Montessori philosophy and methods for ages 3-6
  • Learn to recognize and support each child's unique learning needs and pace
  • Understand the stages of early childhood development and tailor instruction accordingly
  • And much more!

Introduction to the course

The program is created and designed for Montessori assistants in 3-6 class who wish to deepen their knowledge and develop their Montessori Children’s House practice.

  • A fully online course
  • 60 hours
  • Guidance of AMI trainer Madlena Ulrich
  • Certificate awarded by Association Montessori Internationale (AMI)
  • International students
  • Price: 797€

Become a Certified Expert in 2024

Our upcoming AMI 3-6 Orientation Courses:

SEPTEMBER - NOVEMBER, 2024

AMI Trainer: Madlena Ulrich
September 30 - November 23, 2024
Fully online

Autumn cohort of the AMI 3-6 Orientation with Madlena Ulrich consists of 4 modules. It takes place online on Zoom and is broken down to 2.5h long sessions. You can check out the detailed schedule below.

Price: 797€

Become a Certified Expert in 2024

Our upcoming AMI 3-6 Orientation Courses:

APRIL - MAY, 2024

AMI Trainer: Elina Rautasalo
April 28 - May 26, 2024
Fully online

The first 2024 cohort of the AMI 3-6 Orientation with Elina Rautasalo consists of 4 modules which take place in the evenings/wekends. This course can hence be easily taken both by people already working in a classroom as well as students.

Price: 797€

SEPTEMBER - NOVEMBER, 2024

AMI Trainer: Madlena Ulrich
September 30 - November 23, 2024
Fully online

Autumn cohort of the AMI 3-6 Orientation with Madlena Ulrich  also consists of 4 modules. It takes place online on Zoom and is broken down to 2.5h long sessions. You can check out the detailed schedule below.

Price: 797€

Meet Elina before the course begins!

This introductory webinar is suitable for anyone who wishes to find out about Montessori pedagogy. In this session, we draw inspiration from Maria Montessori’s words: "The Adult, the child and the environment are a trinity. They should be treated as one".
FREE of charge

General information about the course

Who is the course suitable for?

  • Montessori assistants wanting to deepen their knowledge and skills
  • Parents (and other family members)
  • Professinals working with children (teachers, carers, nannies, social workers..)
  • Anyone interested in Montessori (all adults interested in child development or considering a career in Montessori)

Learning outcomes and key benefits

Students of this course will learn how to support and help the classroom teacher maintain equilibrium within the class, how to observe, when and how to intervene but not interfere. They will gain knowledge of Montessori's understanding of development of independence and acquire the ability to support the development of the child by assisting the teacher. 

All students of the course will have the opportunity to learn from a very experienced AMI Trainer Madlena Ulrich, study alongside colleagues from all over the world, engage in lively discussions, share their experience with others as well as gain new perspective themselves. All successful course graduates also receive worldwide recognized international certificate from Association Montessori Internationale (AMI). 

ENROLLMENT CRITERIA:

  • Adequate level of both spoken and written English or Czech or Slovak to allow efficient study in the course (B2+ level).
  • Ability to study at academic level.
  • Computer (with camera) availability, and internet good enough for Zoom (2.6Mbps).
  • A quiet place to study (it is NOT allowed to be driving during the course).
  • Positive motivation to study and willingness to positively and constructively cooperate with the Course Director and the training center staff.

What is the role of an assistant in the classroom?

The intention of the international AMI Orientation Certificate Course is to help interested adults become able assistants in a Montessori Children's House (Primary) Community.

In a Montessori classroom, the assistant supports the lead teacher and helps him/her create and retain balance. The assistant observes children and knows when to intervene and when to withhold from helping. He/she knows how to support children in developing independence and has a deep understanding of Montessori's approach to freedom and discipline. The assistant is a great supporter for the lead teacher and for the child.

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 0-6
  • 8
    Language
  • 9
    Independence
  • 10
    Prepared Environment
  • 11
    Freedom and Discipline
  • 12
    Social Development
  • 13
    Observation and its relevance
  • 14
    Music and Art

60 hours

of live online lectures and guidance of our AMI trainer, self-study, reading and essay writing

3 essays

on given topics by the trainer

9 hours

of obligatory observation to be done within 12 weeks after the course

Observation Notes

Submitting your notes from observation

Discover Excellence through AMI Certification

What is AMI certification?

Association Montessori International (AMI) is a worldwide leading authority on Montessori education. Maria Montessori founded the association herself to further her work and AMI certified courses are hence known for their high quality and integrity with Montessori's work. They are respected and acknowledged worldwide and some schools accept teachers only with AMI certified education.  Montessori Institute Prague is the only AMI certified training center in the Czech Republic. 

What certificate will I receive?

Participants who successfully complete the requirements for certification will earn the worldwide recognized AMI 3-6 Orientation Course Certificate.

What certificate will I receive?

Participants who successfully complete the requirements for certification will earn the worldwide recognized AMI 3-6 Orientation Course Certificate (after passing Module 1 & Module 2).

(optional) Onsite Module

Participants have the opportunity to extend the course and attend the onsite Module 3 taking place in the training center in Prague. They will get to practice working with Montessori materials under the guidance of Elina Rautasalo herself.
All students who take this additional module and fulfill the requirements for certification will be awarded with AMI 3-6 Assistant Course Certificate.

Requirements for certification

  • Three essays
    Submission of three papers (500 words) on topics set by the Trainer.
  • Observation
    9 hours of observation to be done within 12 weeks after the course ends.
  • Reports and Notes
    Submission of observation notes and observation report.
  • Materials
    Submission of handmade materials - mobiles and language cards.
  • Attendance
    Minimum of 90% live attendance.
  • Overall satisfactory participation in the course
    As evaluated by the Course Director.
  • You have 12 weeks to submit all the assignments.
    If students do not finish their requirements for certification on time before the course finishes, they have 12 weeks to submit their missing work.

Recommended literature

Students are recommended to read the following literature.

  • Citizen of the World
    Selected chapters; Maria Montessori
  • Child in the Family
    Selected chapters; Maria Montessori
  • Education for a New World
    Selected chapters; Maria Montessori
  • The Secret of Childhood
    Selected chapters; Maria Montessori

ONLINE FORMAT & LANGUAGE

Live sessions on Zoom

in form of LECTURES with occasional discussions and work in small groups. Taking notes is highly recommended.

Schoology platform

is used for all communication assignment submission. It is very user-friendly and helps us stay structured.

Technical support

is available before, during and after the course.

The whole course is given in English. It is also being simultaneously interpreted into Czech. All course work including written assignments can be done in English, Czech or Slovak. It is a prerequisite to have at least a B2 level (verbal and written) command of one of the languages

Meet your AMI trainer!

Madlena Ulrich is the Program Director for the AMI 3-6 Teacher Training at the University of South-Eastern Norway.  She has a degree as Preschool Teacher in Norway and took her AMI 3-6 training in Dublin, Ireland in 1994 - 1995.

She worked as the lead teacher in the Children’s House of Tønsberg Montessori, a 0-15 environment situated in Eastern Norway, for more than 15 years and was actively involved in the development of the school. She has been a member of the Norwgian Montessori Association and much of her work is focused on the continued development of Montessori schools in Norway.

She did her AMI Training of Trainers with Molly O’Shaughnessy in Minnesota, USA and Ulla Wikefeldt, Sweden. Since 2010 she has been training students in Norway, where she works in close collaboration with Carla Foster (AMI 6-12 trainer), in addition to training in China, Thailand, Russia and Romania. Madlena frequently lectures in various countries.

Register & study in 2024

Our upcoming AMI 3-6 Orientation Courses:

SEPTEMBER + OCTOBER + NOVEMBER, 2024

AMI Trainer: Madlena Ulrich
September 30 - November 23, 2024
Fully online

Autumn cohort of the AMI 3-6 Orientation with Madlena Ulrich  also consists of 4 modules. It takes place online on Zoom and is broken down to 2.5h long sessions. You can check out the detailed schedule below.

Price: 797€

Frequently Asked Questions

Will the sessions be recorded?

No. Students are required to be present during 90% of lectures to fulfill their attendance requirement. All lectures are live presentations by the Trainer. There will be no lecture recordings.

How will the course be held?

The course is broadcasted live on ZOOM. It is necessary to download Zoom application to your computer in order to join the course. There will be lectures, discussions, practice sessions, and group work done in Breakout Rooms. Students will receive technical support before the course to learn how to use Zoom effectively.

What happens if I have some sudden problems with the internet?

We kindly ask you to check the quality of your internet connection in advance. Ideally, use cable connection. Good internet connection is a prerequisite for taking the course. If you have a one time sudden fluctuation of your signal, leave the Zoom meeting and come back. If your connection problems are repeating, you will be asked to leave the course. There is a 90% attendance requirement, which is valid for all the students. Students who can not attend 90% of the course are not eligible to receive the certificate.

How do you arrange interpretation into other languages?

The interpretation is available on a separate audio Zoom channel. We will explain how to switch between the channels and how to do the settings before the start of the course. Interpretation will be simultaneous.

What does 90% of attendance mean in this online format of the course?

The 90% attendance means that you must be present at minimum 90% of the course with your camera ON. This is a requirement of the course. We need to see that you are present at all times. You must attend Day 1 of the course. Missing Day 1 of the course will result in termination of your studies in the course.

Where will we find our assignments and materials for the course?

The course uses a Learning Platform called Schoology. Instruction how to log into Schoology and how to use it will be given to students prior to the start of the course.

In what time zone is the course schedule?

The course is scheduled in CEST (Central European Summer Time), or in other words - in Prague Time. In case you are located in a different time zone, please carefully check the time difference and make an informed decision if the course time fits you. We will be happy if you join us wherever you are, but it is your responsibility to be present during all times of the course.

I have children, can they be with me while I am studying?

We love children, of course. They are the reason why we give this course. However, a quiet working space without disturbance of other adults and children is a requirement for participation in the course.

What is the price of the course?

The price of the course ranges between 750-850 EUR depending on the timeliness of your registration (the earlier you make the registration, the cheaper the price). No other discounts apply to this course. For more information write to invoices@amiprague.cz.

When should I pay?

Once you have read all the course information and understood the requirements and conditions, you can fill in your application, and make the payment on our website.

We also have another event coming up soon with Elina Rautasalo. And it's for FREE!

This introductory webinar is suitable for anyone who wishes to find out about Montessori pedagogy. In this session, we draw inspiration from Maria Montessori’s words in The 1946 London Lectures: "The Adult, the child and the environment are a trinity. They should be treated as one".
FREE of charge

Do you have another question?

Feel free to contact us!