AMI Montessori Foundation Certificate Course
A prerequisite to the AMI Teacher Diploma course is completion of the AMI Foundation Course, which is a preparatory course run prior to the start of the 6-12 course. This course will be run at the Sydney Montessori Training Centre (SMTC) from October 2021.
This is a fantastic opportunity to attend an intensive course to discover the Montessori philosophy and approach to supporting child development. The course content includes the development of the 3-6 year old including an overview of the theory and concepts introduced in Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Mathematics and Culture. There is specific focus on the materials and activities that prepare the child for the 6-12 work.
This great insight will assist educators, parents, carers as well as those considering studying for the AMI 6-12 Diploma and the AMI 3-6 Diploma course in the future.
The Foundation Course is an intensive course and immediately precedes the 6 – 12 course. It is designed to give a theoretical overview of the 3 – 6 year-old child and the essence of what the First Plane child experiences, learns and develops. The concepts, principles and developmental aims of those activities are discussed. The focus and demonstrations are on the materials and activities connected to the 6 – 12 work. This understanding forms the basis of the 6-12 course classroom work.
AMI Montessori Foundation Course Certificate of Completion
Qualification Authorising Body
- Kay Urquhart
- Online and in-person at Southside Montessori School, 35 Lillian Rd, Riverwood NSW 2210
Block – Blended Format
- Theory and Practical lectures
- Nine hours of observation
Dates and times
COVID – 19 UPDATE
We are pleased to announce that we have, in consultation with AMI, adjusted the course schedule for the upcoming AMI Foundation Certificate Course to accommodate the current COVID-19 government and health guidelines regarding lockdowns and border closures. This course will now commence on Tuesday, 26 October and will be delivered in a blended format in two blocks, with the first block to be delivered online via Zoom.
Block 1 will be delivered online via Zoom.
Block 2 will be delivered face to face at Southside Montessori School, 35 Lillian Rd, Riverwood NSW 2210
Please contact our office on 0451 309 620 or [email protected] if you have any questions.
|Block 1 – Online||Dates||Time|
|Week 1||Tuesday, 26 October & Thursday, 28 October 2021||6pm – 8.30pm|
|Week 2||Tuesday, 2 November & Thursday 4 November 2021||6pm – 8.30pm|
|Week 3||Tuesday, 9 November & Thursday, 11 November 2021||6pm – 8.30pm|
|Week 4||Tuesday, 16 November – Thursday, 18 November 2021||6pm – 8.30pm|
|Week 5||Tuesday, 23 November – Thursday, 25 November 2021||6pm – 8.30pm|
|Block 2 – Face-to-Face|
|Week 6||Monday, 5 September – Friday, 9 September 2022||9am – 5pm|
|Week 7||Monday, 12 September – Friday, 16 September 2022||9am – 5pm|
|Week 8||Monday, 19 September – Friday, 23 September 2022||9am – 5pm|
- No prerequisites for applicants who wish to enrol into the AMI Foundation course
- Applicants can apply by completing the SMTC Certificate Application Form
- Submit the completed and signed application form to [email protected]
Course outline and completion requirements