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Assistants Course

65 Hours (2.15 Weeks)

The Montessori Training Centre of BC will once again offer an Association Montessori Internationale ("AMI") Assistants Course this summer. The intention of the course is to help interested adults become able assistants both at home as well as in a Montessori Children's House (children 2½ to 6+ years old). It highlights the important work of the adult as an aid to the child's development at the crucial early stages of life; knowledge and understanding that could be applied at home.

Credit for the ECE Assistant Licence to Practice Work as an Assistant in a Montessori Preschool/Kindergarten is received upon successful completion of the course.

Presented by: Eduardo Cuevas, the Director of Training of the Montessori Training Centre of BC, and Staff

The course lectures will consist of study from the following areas:

  • Montessori Education
  • Stages of Development
  • The Prepared Environment
  • Role of the Directress/Guide
  • Role of the Assistant
  • Development of Language
  • Scientific Observation
  • Absorbent Mind
  • Sensitive Periods
  • Freedom and Discipline
  • Development of Independence
  • Development of Movement
  • Social Development
  • Order and Organization
  • Practical Applications


This full time course lasts two weeks from Monday, August 15, 2016 to Friday, August 26, 2016, including Saturday, August 20, 2016. Classes begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m. with an hour for lunch daily. Course work will consist of lectures, the reading of selected Montessori passages, discussion, practical aspects for implementation and the writing of an Assistant's Album. An AMI Children's House Assistants Course Certificate of Completion and transcript will be issued, based upon 90% attendance, course participation and the completion of the Assistant's Album.

The non-refundable application fee is $200.00 and the tuition fee is $950.00 payable in full when you register. Sufficient registration is required by June 30, 2016 to ensure the course is offered. The $950.00 tuition fee is refundable if the course is canceled or if you are unable to attend. There will be some costs for materials. To ensure a place in this course please submit the attached registration form as soon as possible as space is limited and will be filled on a first come first served basis.

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