AMI 0-3 Course
The study of Montessori pedagogy and current medical and psychological approaches to child development from birth to three years.
Objectives of the course
The purpose of the Assistants to Infancy 0-3 Training course is to study, in depth, Montessori pedagogy and practices along with current medical and psychological approaches to child development in the first three years of life.
New AMI 0-3 Course - Dates and modules
Module 1: 22 October (2018) - 23rd of November (2018) = 5 weeks full time
Module 2: 25th Februari (2019) - 22nd March (2019) = 4 weeks full time
Module 3: 1st of July (2019) - 2nd August (2019) = 5 weeks full time
Module 4: 14th October (2019) - 15th November (2019) = 4 weeks full time
The course covers
• Psycho-Sensory Theory and Demonstrations
• Home Environment Theoretical Introduction
• Home Environment Demonstrations
• Communities Theoretical Introduction
• Communities Demonstrations
• Supervised Practice
• Observation and Student Teaching
• Montessori Theory
• Anatomy and Physiology
• Child Neuropsychiatry
A minimum 400 hours of classroom based training including lectures and supervised practice, and a minimum of 250 hours of observations of children from birth to three years.
Level of the course:
Although the course is not recognized by the Dutch government, the estimated level of the course is Higher Vocational Education.
Target group and entry requirements:
The AMI 0-3 course is for everyone who is interested in the Montessori Pedagogy for children from birth till the age of 3. Mostly teachers in (montessori) daycare centers but also parents or others interested. We require a high motivation, demonstrable study skills and a minimum age of 18 years at the start of the course. Relevant work experience is also taken into account. We assume basic study skills and sufficient mastery of the English language (when we do not work with a translator for another language).
It is not possible to be exempted for certain parts of the course.
AMI Montessori Diploma course applicants are required to provide the following with their application:
• Current resume
• Certified copies of all academic transcripts
• Signed reference letter
• Short motivation letter, written in the applicant’s own words
• Fill out the required application forms
The 4th module of the AMI 0-3 course is also known as the exam module. One week of this 4th module is spent on review for the written examinations. During the course mock written examination may be given. Students will have two written exams at the end of the 4th module (Paper A and Paper B). A minimum grade of 50% is required to pass each paper.
A minimum of one week in the 4th module is spent on review for the oral examinations. Mock oral examinations are given to prepare students. The last week of the course is reserved for oral examinations.
Students deferred for any part of the examinations must retake that part the subsequent year (within 12 months) and may re-sit each examination only once.
For more details about examination we refer to our exam regulations (see Appendix IV).