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The Prepared Montessorian Institute is a training and professional development platform that offers a range of programs for caregivers and educators, aspiring and practicing alike. We provide the adult learner with the “prepared environment” necessary to optimally guide the communities under her care. Programs range from self-serve learning resources, introductory classes, certificate and professional development programs, MACTE-Accredited Montessori teacher diploma, to ongoing engagement with the global Montessori community.
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A modern approach to Montessori teacher training

Explore our innovative course offerings, and join a global community of Montessori schools, parents and educators
Accessible, Affordable, Accommodating
Accessible, Affordable, Accommodating
Modular courses and self-paced learning journey that accommodates a full-time working schedule. An online and offline blended program with direct feedback from guided and independent practice​.
Modern Montessori Approach
Modern Montessori Approach
Teaching rooted in adult learning theory and enabled by modern technology. Observe our virtual reality classroom, join live discussions, and engage with trainers all from your computer.
Join the Montessori Movement
Join the Montessori Movement
More than 10,000 educators, caregivers, and school leaders from 50+ countries have taken our trainings. Partnership with 100+ Montessori schools worldwide to provide teacher training, professional development support, and school consultations.
Meet Our Team
Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment.
Maria Montessori
Maria Montessori
Renowned Educator and Scientist

EXPLORE MONTESSORI AT YOUR OWN PACE

Flexible program offerings to accommodate your unique circumstances, online and in-person. Become a Montessori educator at school or in-home, in your own way.
An Introduction for Educators, Parents, & Caregivers
FREE Introduction to Montessori
From anywhere across the globe, you can attend our 2-hour online course to learn about how Montessori works and what makes the Montessori educational experience unique. You'll see educational goals presented in a new light, learn how the Montessori methodology came to be, and understand the adult's role in aiding childhood development. Spots for our free course are limited and fill up quickly, so register for an upcoming session now!
Price
Free
Location
Online - Live
Length
4 Hours
Ages 0-3
Ages 3-6
A Certificate for Montessori in the Home Environment
Montessori in the Home
Our most popular course. Bring Montessori into the home with this introductory course for parents and caregivers currently designing learning experiences for children in their own homes. This course will guide and orient you to craft full days of meaningful work for children and culminates in a Montessori in the Home completion certificate. This course is currently offered for the Early Years path (ages 0-6).
Price
$99
Location
Online - Live
Length
16 Hours
Ages 0-3
Ages 3-6
Deep-dive For Prospective Montessori Educators
Montessori Foundational Studies
A Montessori classroom functions in a beautifully designed manner. This course explains what it takes to orchestrate a vibrant Montessori classroom so that it provides children with the knowledge and skills they need to confidently accomplish anything. You will discover how a Montessori classroom functions, how the methodology was developed, and how each aspect of the classroom works together in harmony.
Price
$850
Location
Online - Live
Length
6 weeks
Ages 0-3
Ages 3-6
A full certification for Montessori Educators
Accredited Montessori Teacher Diploma
A unique and comprehensive approach to learning about how the Montessori method came to be, how to practice it, and the science that informs the way it functions in real-life classrooms today. Designed for experienced educators looking to earn a Montessori Teacher Diploma and to those beginning their careers in Montessori education.
Price
$5000 to $7500
Location
Online & In-Person
Length
1 to 2 Years
Ages 0-3
Ages 3-6
Ages 6-12
Ages 12-18
Ongoing education for practicing Montessori educators
Professional Development Courses
Hone your craft as a Montessori educator or school leader. Our professional development courses and workshops are designed to refresh and upskill you with targeted knowledge, skills, and practical experience to become more effective with children and communities under your care.
Frequency
Monthly
Location
Online
Length
Varies by course
Price
$35
Ages 3-6
Ages 6-12
Practical guide on specific topics for caregivers and educators
Montessori in Practice Short Courses
Looking for practical guide and tips to implement the Montessori methodology, such as toilet learning? Check out this series of short courses designed for parents, caregivers, and in-home educators looking for guidance to address specific topics to bring more independence and joy to children under their care.
Price
$35
Location
Online
Length
90 minutes
Ages 0-3
Ages 3-6
Our belief in human potential starts with children

Our belief in human potential starts with children

The purpose of education is to prepare children for the lives they will lead as adults. The purpose is not simply to transmit knowledge from teacher to student—for what use is learning arithmetic if you don’t have the strength or initiative to do what you want with your life?

Tomorrow's adults will need the capacity to adapt, the ability to solve problems creatively, and the agency to take decisive action.​ So it's important we give them a safe space in which they can practice things like problem-solving and decision-making while they are still young. We don’t know who each individual child will turn out to be in the future. Some will become musicians, some scientists, some politicians.

How can children find out what fills their souls with joy and gives their lives meaning if we don't show them everything the world has to offer? This is the crux of Montessori and our duty as educators and caregivers. We guide children along their journey of self-creation, offering them age-appropriate support along the way.

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EXPLORE A REWARDING, IMPACTFUL CAREER IN EDUCATION

Take the first step to open up future possibilities, and become a fully certified Montessori teacher in under 15 months.

To help bring forth a Montessori future, we have combined unprecedented accessibility with deep rigor and high standards. Our programs provide a variety of flexible options that accommodate your goals and schedule, while ensuring you receive a quality educational experience.

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  • Explore tuition, payment plans, financial aid, and direct job placement
  • Join a community of adult learners passionate about delivering Montessori education
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