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Assistants to Infancy and ITE

Montessori Teacher Training and Infant Toddler Educator 0-3

We are pleased to announce Maria Teresa Vidales is returning to Vancouver to present the Assistants to Infancy Course beginning June 2017! Course Brochure and application documents are coming soon!

Assistants to Infancy students are prepared to work with parents perinatally, assist with the infant at birth, prepare beautiful and responsive environments, work in infant and toddler communities in schools and day care settings and in hospitals - wherever children under the age of three are found.

Course Calendar

The course takes place over two summers with classes held daily from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Between the two summers, students must complete written assignments, arrange observations of infants and toddlers and practice for a week in a Montessori Infant Community directed by a guide who holds the AMI Assistants to Infancy Diploma.

Admission Requirements

Preferably, applicants hold a Bachelor's Degree, a Community College Diploma or their Early Childhood Education Certification.  Applicants with Mature Student Status are also considered. Please refer to the Brochure for further information.

Requirements for Certification

The AMI Assistants to Infancy Diploma is granted upon satisfactory completion of the course requirements including:

  • Attendance at lectures and supervised practice
  • 250 hours observation of infants and toddlers
  • One week practice in a Montessori Infant Community
  • Material making assignments
  • Written assignments and research paper on the Symbiotic Period
  • Reference albums and resource manuals
  • Passing grades on written examinations
  • Passing grades in oral examinations conducted by Examiners of the AMI


Reading List

An extensive reading list will be given to the students upon acceptance into the course. Applicants may wish to read:

  • Understanding the Human Being: The Importance of the First Three Years of Life
    By Silvana Quattrocchi Montanaro, M.D.
  • Maria Montessori: Her Life and Work
    By E.M. Standing


This course qualifies a 5 Year ECE Certificate holder for the Infant Toddler Educator Certificate (ITE).

Contact us for a complete information and application package! You can contact us by email at or by telephone at 604-261-0864.