Montessori Training Centre of BC

A Place of Education for adults on the nature of childhood

Bridging Program AMI Montessori/ECE

Career Occupation

Registration is Currently Open

Montessori Early Childhood Educator

The program provides an opportunity for AMI Montessori Primary Diploma holders who move to British Columbia and have received their Diploma from an AMI Institute outside British Columbia, to qualify for the Early Childhood Educator Certificate issued by the British Columbia Early Childhood Educator Registry.

Brief Program Description

The program introduces the Child Care System in British Columbia to the student.

Admission Requirements

Applicant must be an Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) Primary Diploma holder.

Applicant must be 19 years of age.

Hours of Instruction

160 hours minimum, including the 120 hour Practicum. Flexible scheduling

Learning Objectives

  1. To become knowledgeable of the Child Care System in British Columbia
  2. To become aware of resources and advocacy groups that serve children and families
  3. To become aware of professional development opportunities.

Completion Requirements

  1. Full attendance of ECE Lectures (see below for current dates and topics)
  2. Completion of Resource Manual
  3. Completion of Practicum assignments and hours.

Program Organization

  1. Lectures to introduce the Child Care System of British Columbia
  2. Compilation of a Resource Manual on the Child Care System
  3. Practicum Work Experience of 120 hours in a non-Montessori Group Child Care for children 3 to 5 years of age.

Downloadable Information


Email the Registrar:

Phone: 604-261-0864


Montessori Training Centre of British Columbia 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.