AMI Montessori 3-6 Orientation Certificate course

AMI Montessori 3-6 Orientation Course – ONLINE format
October 4th – November 11th, 2023
Language: English with Estonian translation
Price: early bird price 750€ until September 28, 2023. Normal price 800€

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Course Description
The Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) 3-6 Orientation Certificate course is designed to give an overview of the 3-6 child and a clear understanding of Montessori philosophy regarding children of this age.

Who applies?
This course is suitable for any adult who wants to better understand the Montessori approach to child development, including classroom assistants, school administrators, teachers, student teachers, specialist teachers, those in other professions working with children as well as parents, grandparents and carers.

Duration of the course program: Sixty hours online lectures and nine additional hours of observation – either immediately after the course or parallel to the course. Specific topics to focus on will be given by the trainer.

AMI 3–6 Orientation Certificate Course
Trainer: Elina Rautasalo

In English with Estonian translation

Course duration: October 4th – November 11, 2023
ONLINE in Zoom

04.10 Wednesday 17:00–20:00
07.10 Saturday 10:00–17:00
11.10 Wednesday 17:00–20:00
14.10 Saturday 10:00–17:00
18.10 Wednesday 17:00–20:00
21.10 Saturday 10:00–17:00
25.10 Wednesday 17:00–20:00
28.10 Saturday 10:00–17:00
01.11 Wednesday 17:00–20:00
04.11 Saturday 10:00–17:00
08.11 Wednesday 17:00–20:00
11.11 Saturday 10:00–17:00

Course volume: In addition to synchronous hours, students will undertake 9 hours of Observation in an AMI 3-6 environments preferably. A minimum on 6 hours of independent study is also required.

Price: early bird price 750€ until September 28, normal price 800€.
For registration, please fill in the application form and accept the below terms. The registration will be complete after the registration fee (350€) has been paid. The second installment of the total course fee is due before October 4, 2023.
For special arrangements, please contact:
After registration we will send you an invoice.

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Previous courses organized by EMI

AMI Montessori Orientation 0-3 Certificate Course

Online format
April 23—May 23, 2021
Language: English with Estonian translation
Price: early bird price 690€ until March 31, 2021. Normal price 750€

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

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

Tiina Suominen, AMI Trainer

Tiina Suominen comes from Finland. She trained in Denver with Judi Orion and Maria Teresa “Chacha” Vidales on the Assistant to Infancy level and in Washingon D.C with Hildegart Soltzbacher to 3—6- level. She is an AMI trainer on the Assistant to Infancy level. She has been working with children aged 0—6 more than 20 years. Tiina runs her own Montessori School, called Mammolina, in Helsinki, Finland.


60 hours of live online sessions and independent work. Total nine hours of observation is obligatory. Specific instructions on how to observe will be given during the Course.

  • The course will be broadcasted via Zoom.
  • There will be live online lectures by the Trainer.
  • Chat rooms will be used for student discussion.
  • Students will view films and presentations online.

Maria Montessori:

  • “The Child in the Family, Education for a New World”
  • “1946 London Lectures”
  • “The Absorbent Mind”

Silvana Montanaro:

  • “Understanding the Human Being”

Reading materials will be provided for the students in .pdf format.

  • Submission of three papers (500 words) to the required standard
  • Submission of observation report
  • Submission of handmade materials
  • Minimum of 90% attendance

Friday, 23.04 18.00—21.00 (EET, UTC +2)
Saturday, 24.04 9.00—15.00 (EET, UTC +2)
Sunday, 25.04 9.00—15.00 (EET, UTC +2)

Friday, 30.04 18.00—21.00 (EET, UTC +2)
Saturday, 01.05 9.00—15.00 (EET, UTC +2)
Sunday, 02.05 9.00—15.00 (EET, UTC +2)

Wednesday, 05.05 18.00—21.00 (EET, UTC +2)
Thursday, 06.05 18.00—21.00 (EET, UTC +2)

Wednesday, 12.05 18.00—21.00 (EET, UTC +2)
Thursday, 13.05 18.00—21.00 (EET, UTC +2)
Friday, 14.05  18.00—21.00 (EET, UTC +2)

Friday, 21.05 18.00—21.00 (EET, UTC +2)
Saturday, 22.05 9.00—15.00 (EET, UTC +2)
Sunday, 23.05 9.00—15.00 (EET, UTC +2)

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