Montessori Training Centre of BC
A Place of Education for adults on the nature of childhood
AMI Assistants (Montessori Birth – 3)
New Course Beginning January 2021
Registration Extended to January 6th
Please note: The course will take place online
The intention of the Assistants Course is to help interested adults become able assistants in a Montessori Nido or Infant Community.
Certificate granted: A.M.I. Assistant Certificate
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 A to I Assistant. Individuals must enquire what local requirements set out by government regulatory bodies must also be met when applying for Assistant positions.
Upon successful completion of this course, one is eligible for an ECE Assistants Certificate in the province of BC.
AMI A to I Director of Training:
|Maria Teresa Vidales
An AMI Director of Training at the Assistants to Infancy Level. She has directed courses in Dallas, Texas, China and Australia. She also co-directed the Assistants to Infancy Course in Japan and San Diego, and collaborated with the course in Denver. Maria Teresa serves as AMI examiner, consultant, lecturer, and workshop leader. Maria Teresa also holds the AMI Primary diploma. She has operated a school in Mexico since 1989, and has been working with children close to thirty years. Chacha also served on the AMI Board of Directors. We are thrilled to be offering a 5th course under Chacha Vidales’ directorship.
As a daughter of Maria Teresa Vidales, Teanny’s journey in Montessori began in Mexico City where she attended Montessori school from the age of 4 to 12 years. She holds her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Psychotherapy from the Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City. As an AMI Assistants to Infancy Diploma (0-3) holder, Teanny worked in Chacha’s Montessori school with this age group for more than 25 years. Here she opened the first Nido in Mexico in 1999 for babies aged 3 months old to walking. Currently she has been lecturing alongside Maria Teresa Vidales (Chacha) in courses in Mexico, China and Canada. Teanny is an AMI consultant in Mexico and the USA and gives workshops for teachers and parents. We are very pleased she is able to bring her deep passion for this age group to our course in Vancouver.
Assistants to Infancy Campus, a satellite Campus of the MTCBC
1410 Nanton Avenue, 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.