Montessori Training Centre of BC

A Place of Education for adults on the nature of childhood

AMI Assistants (Montessori 3 – 6)

This course is taking place In-person  at the Montessori Training Centre of BC

NEW COURSE: Saturdays – 9:00am – 4:00pm – Registration now closed.

Start: Saturday, September 11th, 2021 – Saturday, November 20th, 2021 – No class Saturday, October 23rd, 2021

Contact: Adrienne Klassen, Registrar at for full course brochure and application form.

The intention of the Assistants Course is to help interested adults become able assistants in a community of children. It is an introduction to Montessori pedagogy and training for the role of Assistant.

The Montessori Training Centre of British Columbia (MTCBC) works in affiliation with the Association Montessori Internationale. The courses offered must meet rigorous standards, in both content and teaching staff. The Certificate awarded by the MTCBC is in great demand by Montessori Schools both nationally and internationally for the position of Assistant to the Montessori Guide. Individuals must enquire what local requirements set out by government regulatory bodies must also be met when applying for Assistant positions.

Certificate Granted

AMI Assistant Certificate
British Columbia Early Childhood Assistant Certificate

Applications for an Assistant certificate are sent to the Early Childhood Educator Registry, Ministry of Children and Family Development.

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AMI Primary Director of Training:

Eduardo CuevasEduardo completed AMI Primary Training in 1973 in Mexico City. Besides having directed his own class in the school he founded, he has directed training courses in Puerto Rico, Spain, and the United States. He has been the Director of Training of the Primary Training Course at the MTCBC from 1999-2020. Mr. Cuevas has extensive experience as an AMI Consultant and Director of Parent Education Programs. He holds Master’s degree in Primary Education from Loyola College, Baltimore, USA and is a past member of the AMI Board of Directors.



MTCBC Assistants to Infancy Campus

1410 Nanton Ave. , Vancouver, BC V6H 2E2 (Entrance at corner of Nanton Ave. & Cartier St.)

* This program does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, PTIB did not review this program.