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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.
Montessori Foundational Studies

Deepen your Understanding of Montessori

Take a deep-dive into Montessori pedagogy and philosophy with our online course where you can access world-changing Montessori ideas and join a global community of Montessori schools, parents and educators
Understand the founding principles
Understand the founding principles
Engage with the fastest growing network of Montessori educators, parents, and caregivers to learn how a Montessori classroom functions and the science behind it.
Utilize modern technology
Utilize modern technology
Visit our Virtual Reality classroom, join discussions, dive into our virtual video and resource library, and engage with our team all from your computer.
Flexible and accessible
Flexible and accessible
This course is offered 100% online, and our instructors help guide your study of Montessori theory and practice to help you get the most out of the course.

Course Overview

This course blends intensive seminars and discussions about how the Montessori classroom works, with deep-dives into specific Montessori lessons and how they integrate with the whole curriculum. Discover how each facet of the child is developed through careful preparation of the learning environment and of the teacher.

Course Components

This course is designed to ground the student in Montessori philosophy and teaching methodology. It involves an overview of Maria Montessori's discoveries concerning childhood development, the classroom materials she created, and the ways in which modern educators give lessons using those specialized materials. The main components are an Intensive Course, Guided Materials Practice, and Targeted Studies 101. It can be taken anywhere you have an internet connection but is enhanced if you have access to Montessori materials for the Guided Materials Practice. We recommend contacting your local Montessori school to see if you can practice with materials when students aren't present (i.e., weekends). Don't have access? We can help.

Courses Offered for the Following Age Ranges:

  • Nido & Toddler (for working with children from birth to age 3)
  • Children’s House (for working with children ages 3 to 6)

See upcoming cohorts below

Cost

The cost is $850. If you decide to continue with the diploma course, we will deduct this cost from the diploma course tuition. You will need to decide within 2 months of starting the Foundational Studies course.

Where next?

This course provides access to an exclusive set of resources, including an extensive video library to study the lessons that make up the Montessori curriculum. After completing this course, you will have all the prerequisites to continue and earn your Accredited Montessori Teacher Diploma.

After completing the course, I no longer feel like an outsider when it comes to Montessori. I now understand how beautifully all the areas of the Montessori environment are interconnected to each other and how every set of materials serves the purpose of helping the child to reach his future goals. We have the responsibility to observe and recognize each child's need and guide them to develop their inner skills by providing the right activity at the right time.
Subhalaxmi Pratihari
Prepared Montessorian Graduate 2020
NIDO TODDLER AUGUST 2021 COURSE

NIDO TODDLER AUGUST 2021 COURSE

Our course starting August 2021 will begin with four weeks of the Foundational Studies. Application coming soon!

  • This schedule is optimized for Hong Kong Time Zone and early mornings in North and South America.
  • Please see the dates of the Foundational Studies to the right.
  • You can use this Time Zone Converter to help determine the schedule in your time zone.

Enrollment Steps

  • Please complete the online application - Coming Soon!
  • We will send a Recommendation Form to you, to be completed by your Manager or Referee.
  • We will get back to you for a follow-up or with a decision.
  • Once accepted, training information and further instructions will be emailed to you.
Apply for Nido Toddler - August 2021 Course
Children's House August 2021 Course

Children's House August 2021 Course

Our course starting August 2021 will begin with four weeks of the Foundational Studies. Application coming soon!

  • This schedule is optimized for Hong Kong Time Zone and early mornings in North and South America.
  • Please see the dates of the Foundational Studies to the right.
  • You can use this Time Zone Converter to help determine the schedule in your time zone.

Enrollment Steps

  • Please complete the online application - Coming Soon!
  • We will send a Recommendation Form to you, to be completed by your Manager or Referee.
  • We will get back to you for a follow-up or with a decision.
  • Once accepted, training information and further instructions will be emailed to you.
Apply for Children's House - August 2021 Course
Nido Toddler September 2021 Course

Nido Toddler September 2021 Course

This course schedule spans across 4 weeks.

  • Please see the dates of the Foundational Studies to the right.
  • You can use this Time Zone Converter to help determine the schedule in your time zone.

Enrollment steps

  • Please complete the online application by August 27, 2021.
  • We will send a Recommendation Form to you, to be completed by your Manager or relevant referee if you provide one. This is helpful if there's a possibility you'd like to consider continuing with the diploma course.
  • We will get back to you for a follow-up or with a decision by September 3, 2021.
  • Training information and further instructions will be emailed to you.
Apply for Nido Toddler - September 2021 Course
Children's House September 2021

Children's House September 2021

This course schedule spans across 4 weeks.

  • Please see the dates of the Foundational Studies to the right.
  • You can use this Time Zone Converter to help determine the schedule in your time zone.

Enrollment steps

  • Please complete the online application by August 27, 2021.
  • We will send a Recommendation Form to you, to be completed by your Manager or relevant referee if you provide one. This is helpful if there's a possibility you'd like to consider continuing with the diploma course.
  • We will get back to you for a follow-up or with a decision by September 3, 2021.
  • Training information and further instructions will be emailed to you.
Register for Children's House - September 2021 Course

Your Instructors

Mariana Serralde
Mariana Serralde
Mariana Serralde is our Senior Trainer. Mariana has been a Montessori educator for more than 20 years, working as a Children’s House Guide, Head of School, Montessori Mentor and currently as a Senior Montessori Trainer. She holds an AMI Primary Diploma from the Montessori Institute of San Diego, a Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education with a specialization in Second Language Learning. Her passion for Montessori and diverse experience across the world brings about an empathetic approach to spreading Montessori pedagogy. Mariana has worked and supported several teachers and schools throughout her journey, including bilingual Montessori environments at all levels and collaborating in the development of a dual-language Montessori model for one of the first public dual-language Montessori schools.
Ana Amiguet
Ana Amiguet
Ana Amiguet is our Senior Trainer. Ana was a Montessori child and credits her love of learning to her experiences in a Children's House classroom. This background spurred her to complete her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Brown University, a Masters in Montessori Education from Loyola College in Maryland, and then an Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) diploma from the Montessori Institute of San Diego. Ana has worked as a Lead Guide in Children's Houses and has also held various Montessori administrative roles. Her favorite role by far is her current one on the Prepared Montessorian team, helping to train and support Guides bring this amazing teaching methodology to children.
Monique Shen
Monique Shen
Monique Shen is our Nido and Toddler Trainer. After earning her BA in Psychology from Stony Brook University, Monique continued to pursue her interests in developmental psychology and found that her true passion was in early childhood education. She graduated with her AMI Montessori Diploma for the 0 to 3 age group from The Montessori Training Centre of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, and is currently pursuing a dual master's in Early Childhood and Special Education. Monique has opened and led toddler communities, and has also worked as part of the training team in international Montessori training courses in Mexico City for Nido and Toddler guides seeking Montessori certification.

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