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Course Overview

  • AMI Montessori Infancy Diploma Course (0-3 Age Level)
  • AMI Montessori Primary Diploma Course (3-6 Age Level)
  • Second AMI Primary Montessori Assistants Certificate Course: Bangalore (3-6 Age Level)


  • AMI Montessori Infancy Diploma Course

    (0-3 Age Level)

    Course Components

    The AMI Assistants to Infancy Diploma Course (0-3 Age Level) is an intensive full time programme designed to help students study closely the theory and practice of the Montessori approach to education. The modular course will be delivered over 19 weeks in 3 modules and will help prepare students for working with children from 0 to 3 years of age. Between the modules students will be required to complete 250 hours of observation of children from 0-3 years at home and in community setting. Each student will also be required to complete a week of student teaching with children under three. During this week the student is evaluated by a course staff member.

    Theory Lectures

    The theory lectures will offer the students the opportunity to study in depth the Montessori principles and practices with special consideration being given to the child from birth to three years. Students will receive lectures on:
    ● Montessori Pedagogy
    ● Medical (Obstetrics / Hygiene / Nutrition)
    ● Child Neuropsychiatry
    ● Language and Movement Development
    ● How to Prepare : Home Environment , Nido Environment and Community Environment

    Demonstration Lectures

    The practical demonstration lectures deal with the care of the Infant in the Home and Community Settings. The preparation of the home, the furniture, the clothing and the developmental materials offered to children from 0 to 3 years of age in a Montessori environment will be presented. The principles on which the materials are based, the technique of presenting them to the child, the age at which they must be offered and the changes that need to be effected as the child grows will also be explored in detail.

    Supervised Practice

    During scheduled hours students will have an opportunity to practice with the materials and work on preparing child development timelines. Students will be supervised and guided in the preparation and use of the materials and encouraged to develop and practice the techniques by which they will present the various materials to children.

    Care of the Environment

    Students will also be asked to take responsibility for the environment everyday just as they would when they are with children. This is an essential aspect of the training that develops the student's eye for the care and maintenance of the material and helps them to develop a familiarity with the set up of a Montessori environment.

    Observation

    Students will have to arrange and undertake 250 hours of observation of children less than three years between the modules

    Teaching Practice

    Students will need to undertake teaching practice in a Nido or an Infant Community for one week. During this time they will be shown how to keep a record of observations and as well as have an opportunity to work directly with children under the supervision of an AMI trained adult. Students will need to budget for their commute.

    Albums

    Students will need to submit a wide range of assignments at regular intervals during the course and between modules. Students will be required to write theory assignments and observation reports and prepare Reference Albums, timelines of child development. Students will need to do four to six hours of organised work at home every day in order to complete all assignments.

    Handmade materials

    Students will be making several handmade materials suitable for the development of children less than three years.
    Students are required to budget an additional expense towards the same.

    Email and Internet Access

    Students will need access to Email and internet as information will be sent to them regularly by email. Some assignments will need to be submitted electronically.

    Language

    All lectures will be in English. Course work will need to be presented in English both orally and in writing. It will be necessary for students to take comprehensive lecture notes and write original essays and prepare assignments based on course information. Students will also be required to explain theoretical principles during the Oral examination.

    Attendance

    Students must have 90% attendance for each aspect of the course including time taken off due to illness. Attendance records will be meticulously maintained throughout the year. In case of absence, students should notify the Director of Training in writing, at least one day in advance. In case of illness the student should inform the training centre by phone or email immediately.

    Examination

    The student's eligibility for appearing for the Examination will depend on the following:

    • 90% attendance for each aspect of the course
    • Punctual completion and submission of all assignments called for in the course of the year
    • Full payment of the fees
    • Completion of required hours of School Teaching Practice
    • Completion of required hours of School Observations
    • Completion of required hours of Supervised Practice

    There will be two written examinations. Paper A will be on psychology and theory. Paper B will be on the practical aspects with the underpinning principles. There will also be an oral examination in which students will be asked to present the use of the material and explain the underlying theory.

    An external examiner will be appointed by AMI to conduct the examinations. The diploma is awarded by the Association Montessori Internationale after a successful written and oral examination and completion of all requirements for certification. The decision of the board of examiners will be final and binding. No appeals will be entertained after results are released.

    Registered students who for valid reasons fail to appear for the examinations on the scheduled dates at the appointed time may be given the opportunity to appear at the examinations held the following year thereafter. They will have to apply for this opportunity in writing with a full and acceptable explanation. In case of medical grounds, a registered practitioner must attest the medical certificate. They will be charged the Examination Fee for the re-examination. Students appearing for re-examination in any of the four parts can do so ONLY the following year.

    Eligibility

    Candidates fulfilling the following requirements will be considered eligible for admission into the course. The candidate should have:

    • Completed 20 years of age
    • A Bachelors degree
    • A sound knowledge of English
    • Basic computer skills and email access

    We welcome candidates from all walks of life and different professions. Occasionally we do consider applicants who do not have a Bachelors degree based on their life experience.

    Admission Procedure

    Admissions are on a first come first served basis. Admissions for FOREIGN NATIONALS will close on February 28, 2019. Indian Nationals who apply after January 01, 2019 will be required to pay a revised and higher fee.

    Applications must be submitted with all enclosures. The Admissions Review Committee will process all complete applications. The decision of the committee will be final and binding.

    Application

    To be considered for admission you need to submit the following:

    • Application Form duly filled in and signed by the applicant with one photo affixed
    • Two additional photos identical to the one affixed on the application form
    • Attested OR Certified Copies of all educational documents
    • Letters of reference from current or previous employers
    • Application Fee
    HANDWRITTEN essay (about 500 words) on An Overview of My Life

    Fees Indian Nationals Foreign Nationals US$ Due
    Application fee 1270.00 67.00 With Application

    * Service Tax as applicable

    Interview

    An interview will be arranged after the application is received. For foreign nationals who are not able to attend an interview in Bangalore we can arrange a time when the applicant can call us for a telephone interview. Students may be required to take an English check.

    Admission Confirmation

    Selected candidates will receive a letter of acceptance with a last date for the payment of fees. Once the fees are paid the candidate will receive a letter of confirmation along with the schedule for the first day.

    Course Schedule and Timing

    The course runs in 3 modules from 8:45 AM to 3:15 PM Monday to Friday. Students will be asked to be extremely punctual. Latecomers will be marked absent for half the session.

    Module From To
    Module I Monday,April 22, 2019 Friday, May 31, 2019
    Module II Monday, October 28, 2019 Friday, December 20, 2019
    Module III Monday, May 25, 2020 Friday, June 26, 2020

    Diploma

    The AMI diploma is awarded by the Association Montessori Internationale. It qualifies the holder to work with children in a Montessori environment between 0 and 3 years of age. Diploma holders have great opportunities to find employment in India and abroad. The diploma is recognised throughout the world. Many diploma holders have started their own schools.

    Fees

    The last date for Application for Foreign Nationals is February 28, 2019. No applications from Foreign Nationals will be accepted after this date.
    Fee structure for applications reaching us before January 01, 2019

    Fees Indian Nationals Foreign Nationals US$ Due
    Tuition 93500.00 4500.00 Before course commences
    Examination 20600.00 402.00 Before course commences
    Special Fee 12973.00 402.00 Before course commences
    * Service Tax 22874.00 986.00 Before course commences
    Total 149947.00 6459.00-

    * Service Tax as applicable

    Fee structure for applications (Indian Nationals) reaching us after January 01, 2019

    Fees Indian Nationals Foreign Nationals US$ Due
    Tuition 103000.00 NA Before course commences
    Examination 20600.00 NA Before course commences
    Special Fee 12973.00 NA Before course commences
    * Service Tax 24584.00 NA Before course commences
    Total 161157.00 NA-

    * Service Tax as applicable

    Indian Nationals may pay the fees by means of a crossed local cheque or Demand Draft in favour of Montessori Institute of Bangalore payable in Bangalore. Foreign Nationals must pay the fees by Bank Draft/Cashier’s Cheque in US Dollars (Pound Sterling or Euros equivalent to US Dollars) in favour of Montessori Institute of Bangalore payable in Bangalore. We regret we do not accept payments by Direct Bank Transfer.

    Refund Policy

    The fee is non-refundable. Once paid it cannot be refunded for any reason either prior to the commencement of or during the course on withdrawal of a student. Students will be required to submit a Refund Policy Acceptance letter at the time of payment of fee.

    Faculty

    AMI Trainer and Consultant: Julia Hilson

    Julia Hilson is an AMI-accredited Director of Training for the Assistants to Infancy (0-3).
    She completed her AMI Children’s House (3-6) Diploma in Hampstead in 1985. In the years following, she has established Centres and ran classes in the UK and Australia.
    She also completed her AMI (6-12) Diploma in Bergamo, her AMI (0-3) Diploma on the Gold Coast (Australia) – as well as attending the inaugural Educateurs sans Frontieres gathering at Citta De Castella in 1999. She holds a Bachelor of Early Childhood and a Masters Degree in Education and holds Teacher Registration credentials in Australia. Following several visits to remote Indigenous communities she was asked by Montessori Children’s Foundation to move with her family to Thursday Island (Far North Queensland) and establish a Montessori stream at Tagai State College in Torres Strait in 2009. This initiative has now grown to include 3 substantial Montessori Classes within the Tagai Primary School and 11 Parent/Toddler Groups on separate Islands throughout the Torres Strait. As an AMI 0-3 Director of Training Julia has completed Diploma Courses in Australia, New Zealand, UK, Japan and South Africa. She has also completed Assistants Courses in Australia, New Zealand, UK, South Africa, The Gambia and Nigeria.
    In between Training Julia works as a Consultant in the Torres Strait Islands , Aboriginal Communities and Long Day Care settings in Australia.

    AMI Trainer and Consultant: Rukmini Ramachandran

    Rukmini Ramachandran, leads the training team at the Navadisha Montessori Foundation. Rukmini holds an AMI Montessori Elementary diploma at the 6-12 age level and AMI Montessori Assistants to Infancy diploma at the 0-3 level. She entered the field of Montessori education in 1991 when she received her AMI Primary Diploma at the 3-6 age level in Mumbai. She has a Masters in English. She came into Montessori education with a background in journalism, having started her career as Assistant Editor of a children's monthly. She edited the 1939 Montessori lectures in Chennai into a book titled Creative Development in the Child in two volumes. Her most particular interest lies in publishing for children. She currently serves as the Managing Trustee of the Indian Montessori Foundation.

    AMI Trainer and Consultant: Ruby Lau

    Ruby Lau is an AMI Trainer and educational consultant. Educated from an early age in the UK, Ruby has a degree in Psychology and worked in advertising before taking the AMI 3 - 6 Diploma in London. After gaining her diploma in London in 1985, she worked both in the MMTO school and the training course. She opened her own school in 1990 which she ran for 15 years whilst continuing to work on the training courses. Ruby now holds AMI diplomas at the 0-3, 3-6 and 6-12 age levels. She brings her multi-layered experience to mentor and support training staff and students of AMI training institutes and teachers and schools in many parts of South Asia. Ruby serves as a member of the Scientific Pedagogy Group at AMI.

    Books and Stationery Budget

    It is advisable for students to acquire the Montessori books in the Required Reading list. The students will also have to acquire stationery for the course, for course submissions and the creation of Albums. Students using computers must budget additionally for printing cost, particularly colour printing. The cost will vary depending on the choices made. We would like to emphasise that this a budget and that it is only an approximate guide. The training course neither recommends nor endorses particular stationery products. Students are advised to budget for books and materials for the duration of the course as follows.

    Items Budget Likely to be spent
    Montessori Books Rs.6000 Before the course commences
    Stationery Rs.5000 For the duration of the course
    Materials Rs.5000 For the duration of the course
    Printing Rs.5000 For the duration of the course

    Books and Reading

    To prepare for the Diploma course and for working in a Montessori environment it is good practice to read around the subject. The following list of books is provided to help you begin this process.

    Essential Reading

    • Montessori, Maria THE ABSORBENT MIND Montessori-Pierson Publishing Company
    • Montessori, Maria THE CHILD IN THE FAMILY Montessori-Pierson Publishing Company
    • Montessori, Maria THE 1946 LECTURES Montessori-Pierson Publishing Company
    • Montessori, Silvana UNDERSTANDING THE HUMAN BEING Nienhuis

    Required Reading


    • Montessori, Maria THE DISCOVERY OF THE CHILD Montessori-Pierson Publishing Company
    • Montessori, Maria THE FORMATION OF MAN Indian Montessori Foundation
    • Montessori, Maria EDUCATION FOR NEW WORLD Indian Montessori Foundation
    • Montessori, Maria THE SECRET OF CHILDHOOD Orient Blackswan, Chennai

    Recommended Reading


    • Elliot, Lise WHAT’S GOING ON IN THERE?
    • Ericson, Eric CHILDHOOD AND SOCIETY
    • Kaplan Louise ONENESS AND SEPARATENESS
    • Montague, Ashley TOUCHING
    • Standing, E.M. Maria MontessoriHer Life and Work
    • Daniel, Stern THE INTERPERSONAL WORLD OF THE INFANT
    • Montessori, Maria WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT YOUR CHILD Indian Montessori Foundation
    • Montessori, Mario Jr., EDUCATION FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT Montessori-Pierson Publishing Company




    AMI Montessori Primary Diploma Course

    (3-6 Age Level)

    Course Components

    The AMI Primary Montessori Diploma Course (3-6 Age Level) is an intensive full time programme designed to help students study closely the theory and practice of the Montessori approach to education. The modular course will be delivered over 32 weeks in 4 modules and will help prepare students for working with children from 3 to 6 years of age. Dr. Montessori developed her core philosophy with this age group and the course deals with seminal ideas of her pedagogy.

    Theory Lectures

    The theory lectures will offer the students the opportunity to examine the development of the whole child, and the successive phases of child development. Special consideration is given to the formative psychic powers of the child that leads to all-round development. The carefully prepared environment and materials and the role and attitude of the adult will also be studied.

    Demonstration Lectures

    The practical demonstration lectures deal with the function and presentation of the materials offered to children from 3 to 6 years of age in a Montessori environment. The aims of the materials, the technique of presenting them to the child and the age at which they must be offered will be discussed in these sessions.

    Supervised Practice

    During scheduled hours students will have an opportunity to practice with the materials. Students will be supervised and guided in the use of the materials and encouraged to develop and practice the techniques by which they will present the various materials to children.

    Care of the Environment

    Students will also be asked to take responsibility for the environment everyday just as they would when they are with children. This is an essential aspect of the training that develops the student's eye for the care and maintenance of the material and helps them to develop a familiarity with the set up of a Montessori environment.

    School Observation and Teaching Practice

    Students will be assigned to go to various Montessori environments in the city for observation and teaching practice. During this time they will be shown how to keep a record of observations and as well as have an opportunity to work directly with children under the supervision of an AMI trained adult. Students will need to budget for their commute to the various city schools.

    Assignments and Albums

    Students will need to submit written work at regular intervals during the course, which will include theory essays, material making assignments and observation reports. Students will also prepare four Albums in the different areas - Practical Life, Sensorial, Language and Mathematics. Students will need to do four to six hours of organised work at home every day in order to complete all assignments.

    Email and Internet Access

    Students will need access to Email and internet as information will be sent to them regularly by email. Some assignments will need to be submitted electronically.

    Language

    All lectures will be in English. Course work will need to be presented in English both orally and in writing. It will be necessary for students to take comprehensive lecture notes and write original essays and prepare assignments based on course information. Students will also be required to explain theoretical principles during the Oral examination.

    Attendance

    Students must have 90% attendance for each aspect of the course including time taken off due to illness. Attendance records will be meticulously maintained throughout the year. In case of absence, students should notify the Director of Training in writing, at least one day in advance. In case of illness the student should inform the training centre by phone or email immediately.

    Examination

    The student's eligibility for appearing for the Examination will depend on the following:

    • 90% attendance for each aspect of the course
    • Punctual completion and submission of all assignments called for in the course of the year
    • Full payment of the fees
    • Completion of required hours of School Teaching Practice
    • Completion of required hours of School Observations
    • Completion of required hours of Supervised Practice

    There will be two written examinations. Paper A will be on psychology and theory. Paper B will be on the practical aspects with the underpinning principles. There will also be an oral examination in which students will be asked to present the use of the material and explain the underlying theory.

    An external examiner will be appointed by AMI to conduct the examinations. The diploma is awarded by the Association Montessori Internationale after a successful written and oral examination and completion of all requirements for certification. The decision of the board of examiners will be final and binding. No appeals will be entertained after results are released.

    Registered students who for valid reasons fail to appear for the examinations on the scheduled dates at the appointed time may be given the opportunity to appear at the examinations held the following year thereafter. They will have to apply for this opportunity in writing with a full and acceptable explanation. In case of medical grounds, a registered practitioner must attest the medical certificate. They will be charged the Examination Fee for the re-examination. Students appearing for re-examination in any of the four parts can do so ONLY the following year.

    Eligibility

    Candidates fulfilling the following requirements will be considered eligible for admission into the course. The candidate should have:

    • Completed 20 years of age
    • A Bachelors degree
    • A sound knowledge of English
    • Basic computer skills and email access

    We welcome candidates from all walks of life and different professions.

    Admission Procedure

    Admissions are on a first come first served basis. Admissions for FOREIGN NATIONALS will close on August 05, 2019. Indian Nationals who apply on or after July 06, 2019 will be required to pay a revised and higher fee.

    Applications must be submitted with all enclosures. The Admissions Review Committee will process all complete applications. The decision of the committee will be final and binding.

    Application

    To be considered for admission you need to submit the following:

    • Application Form duly filled in and signed by the applicant with one photo affixed
    • Two additional photos identical to the one affixed on the application form
    • Attested OR Certified Copies of all educational documents
    • Letters of reference from current or previous employers
    • Application Fee
    HANDWRITTEN essay (about 500 words) on An Overview of My Life

    Fees Indian Nationals Foreign Nationals US$ Due
    Application fee 1334.00 71.00 With Application
    SGST@9% 240.00 13.00 With Application
    CGST@9% 240.00 13.00 With Application
    Grand Total 1814.00 97.00 -

    Interview

    An interview will be arranged after the application is received. For foreign nationals who are not able to attend an interview in Bangalore we can arrange a time when the applicant can call us for a telephone interview. Students may be required to take an English check.

    Admission Confirmation

    Selected candidates will receive a letter of acceptance with a last date for the payment of fees. Once the fees are paid the candidate will receive a letter of confirmation along with the schedule for the first day.

    Course Schedule and Timing

    The course runs in 4 modules from 8:45 AM to 3:15 PM Monday to Friday. Students will be asked to be extremely punctual. Latecomers will be marked absent for half the session.

    Module From To
    Module I Monday, August 26, 2019 Monday, October 7, 2019
    Module II Monday, January 27, 2020 Monday, February 24 , 2020
    Module III Monday, August 31, 2020 Monday, October 12, 2020
    Module IV Monday, January 25, 2021 Monday, March 22 , 2021
    Observation and Teaching Practice Week 1 Monday, February 24,  2020 Friday, February 28, 2020
    Observation and Teaching Practice Week 2 Monday, March 2 , 2020 Friday, March 6, 2020
    Observation and Teaching Practice Week 3 Monday March 9, 2020 Friday, March 13, 2020
    Observation and Teaching Practice Week 4 Monday, August 10, 2020 Friday, August 14, 2020
    Observation and Teaching Practice Week 5 Monday, August 17, 2020 Friday, August 21, 2020
    Observation and Teaching Practice Week 6 Monday, November 16, 2020 Friday November 20, 2020
    Observation and Teaching Practice Week 7 Monday, November 23, 2020 Friday, November 27, 2020
    Observation and Teaching Practice Week 8 Monday, November 30, 2020 Friday, December 4, 2020

    Diploma

    The AMI diploma is awarded by the Association Montessori Internationale. It qualifies the holder to work with children in a Montessori environment between 3 and 6 years of age. Diploma holders have great opportunities to find employment in India and abroad. The diploma is recognised throughout the world. Many diploma holders have started their own schools.

    Fees

    The last date for Application for Foreign Nationals is August 05, 2019. No applications from Foreign Nationals will be accepted after this date. Fee structure for applications reaching us on or before July 05, 2019.

    Fees Indian Nationals Foreign Nationals US$ Due
    Tuition 94238.00 4725.00 Before course commences
    Examination 12600.00 422.00 Before course commences
    Special Fee 12987.00 422.00 Before course commences
    Total 119825.00 5569.00 Before course commences
    SGST@9% 10784.00 501.00 Before course commences
    CGST@9% 10784.00 501.00 Before course commences
    Grand Total 141393.00 6571.00 -


    Fee structure for applications (Indian Nationals) reaching us on or after July 06, 2019

    Fees Indian Nationals Foreign Nationals US$ Due
    Tuition 102638.00 NA Before course commences
    Examination 12600.00 NA Before course commences
    Special Fee 13622.00 NA Before course commences
    Total 128860.00 NA Before course commences
    SGST@9% 11597.00 NA Before course commences
    CGST@9% 11597.00 NA Before course commences
    Grand Total 152054.00 NA -

    * Service Tax as applicable

    Indian Nationals may pay the fees by means of a crossed local cheque or Demand Draft in favour of Montessori Institute of Bangalore payable in Bangalore. Foreign Nationals must pay the fees by Bank Draft/Cashier’s Cheque in US Dollars (Pound Sterling or Euros equivalent to US Dollars) in favour of Montessori Institute of Bangalore payable in Bangalore. We regret we do not accept payments by Direct Bank Transfer.

    Refund Policy

    The fee is non-refundable. Once paid it cannot be refunded for any reason either prior to the commencement of or during the course on withdrawal of a student. Students will be required to submit a Refund Policy Acceptance letter at the time of payment of fee.

    Admission Confirmation

    Selected candidates will receive a letter of acceptance with a last date for the payment of fees. Once the fees are paid the candidate will receive a letter of confirmation along with the schedule for the first day.

    Faculty

    Director of Training: Suneeta Madnani

    Suneeta Madnani, has served on the Training Team with the Navadisha Montessori Foundation in Bangalore since 2013. Since 2010, she has been a part of the Montessori Teacher Training faculty at AMI courses run in Mumbai, Kerala and Hangzhou in China. She and her colleagues have run AMI Assistants Courses in Mumbai and Bangalore. In her role as an AMI Primary Trainer she has helped consult with schools to support Montessori practice in the classroom. Suneeta has been speaker at national conferences and other forums. She currently holds the post of Editor of the Montessori Matters, the journal of the Indian Montessori Foundation. She joined the AMI Montessori Training of Trainers programme in May 2010. Suneeta gained her AMI Montessori Diploma at the 3-6 age level at the RTI Montessori Course, Mumbai in 1997. Suneeta worked with children first at Casa Bambino Montessori and then at Activity School in Mumbai and brings over a decade of experience, and her faith built up in the philosophy, to her work.

    Director of Training: Anahita Gandhi

    Anahita Gandhi has served on the Training Team with the Navadisha Montessori Foundation in Bangalore since 2015. She currently works in Hangzhou and Chongqing, China as a member of the AMI faculty. She has served as a part of the training team at the RTI Montessori Course in Mumbai and assisted as a member of faculty on the 3-6 course in Thrissur, Kerala. Along with her colleagues she has run several Assistant Courses across Mumbai. She joined the AMI Training of Trainers in 2009. Anahita received her AMI Montessori Diploma at the 3-6 level at the RTI Montessori Course, Mumbai in 2001. Since then she has worked in Montessori schools in Bangalore at Arunodoy Montessori House of Children and in Mumbai at Activity High School and l’Ecole Montessori.

    AMI Trainer and Consultant: Ruby Lau

    Ruby Lau is an AMI Trainer and educational consultant. Educated from an early age in the UK, Ruby has a degree in Psychology and worked in advertising before taking the AMI 3 - 6 Diploma in London. After gaining her diploma in London in 1985, she worked both in the MMTO school and the training course. She opened her own school in 1990 which she ran for 15 years whilst continuing to work on the training courses. Ruby now holds AMI diplomas at the 0-3, 3-6 and 6-12 age levels. She brings her multi-layered experience to mentor and support training staff and students of AMI training institutes and teachers and schools in many parts of South Asia. Ruby serves as a member of the Scientific Pedagogy Group at AMI.

    AMI Trainer and Consultant: Rukmini Ramachandran

    Rukmini Ramachandran, leads the training team at the Navadisha Montessori Foundation. Rukmini holds an AMI Montessori Elementary diploma at the 6-12 age level and AMI Montessori Assistants to Infancy diploma at the 0-3 level. She entered the field of Montessori education in 1991 when she received her AMI Primary Diploma at the 3-6 age level in Mumbai. She has a Masters in English. She came into Montessori education with a background in journalism, having started her career as Assistant Editor of a children's monthly. She edited the 1939 Montessori lectures in Chennai into a book titled Creative Development in the Child in two volumes. Her most particular interest lies in publishing for children. She currently serves as the Managing Trustee of the Indian Montessori Foundation.

    Books and Stationery Budget

    It is advisable for students to acquire the Montessori books in the Required Reading list. The students will also have to acquire stationery for the course, for course submissions and the creation of Albums. Students using computers must budget additionally for printing cost, particularly colour printing. The cost will vary depending on the choices made. We would like to emphasise that this a budget and that it is only an approximate guide. The training course neither recommends nor endorses particular stationery products. Students are advised to budget for books and materials for the duration of the course as follows.

    Items Budget Likely to be spent
    Montessori Books Rs.3000 Before the course commences
    Stationery Rs.3000 For the duration of the course
    Materials Rs.3000 For the duration of the course
    Printing Rs.3500 For the duration of the course

    Books and Reading

    To prepare for the Diploma course and for working in a Montessori environment it is good practice to read around the subject. The following list of books is provided to help you begin this process.

    Required Reading

    • Montessori, Maria THE ABSORBENT MIND Montessori-Pierson Publishing Company
    • Montessori, Maria THE DISCOVERY OF THE CHILD Montessori-Pierson Publishing Company
    • Montessori, Maria THE FORMATION OF MAN Indian Montessori Foundation
    • Montessori, Maria EDUCATION FOR NEW WORLD Indian Montessori Foundation
    • Montessori, Maria THE CHILD IN THE FAMILY Indian Montessori Foundation
    • Montessori, Maria EDUCATION AND PEACE Montessori-Pierson Publishing Company
    • Montessori, Maria FROM CHILDHOOD TO ADOLESCENCE Indian Montessori Foundation
    • Montessori, Maria THE SECRET OF CHILDHOOD Orient Blackswan, Chennai

    Recommended Reading

    • Montessori, Maria TO EDUCATE THE HUMAN POTENTIAL Indian Montessori Foundation
    • Montessori, Maria WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT YOUR CHILD Indian Montessori Foundation
    • Montessori, Mario Jr., EDUCATION FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT Montessori-Pierson Publishing Company


    Second AMI Primary Montessori Assistants Certificate Course: Bangalore


    (3-6 Age Level)

    Association Montessori Internationale

    The Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) was established in 1929 by Dr. Maria Montessori to extend her multi-layered work and protect its integrity. Today, AMI is a leading world body that carries forward the scientific and philosophical tenor of Dr. Montessori's work. One of the main objectives of the organisation is the propagation of knowledge and understanding of the conditions necessary for the full development of the human being from conception to maturity both at home and in society. Headquartered in Amsterdam, AMI directs the work of AMI Montessori Training Courses all over the world offering pedagogical guidance and support. There are AMI Montessori Courses to train adults to assist children at three age levels. The Assistants to Infancy Course is for birth to 3 years, the Primary Diploma Course is for 3 to 6 years and the Elementary Diploma Course is for 6 to 12 years.

    Course Components

    The AMI Assistants Certificate Course (3-6 Age Level) is an intensive full time programme designed to help interested adults to understand the development of children. The course will be delivered over 10 days. It opens the way for adults to assist this process both at home and in school. The programme introduces the philosophy underpinning Montessori practice and some basic practical skills useful in interacting with children. The course would be of interest to teachers working in Montessori schools, to parents and expecting parents, and childcare professionals from other fields. It would also be preparatory work for those considering the AMI 3-6 Diploma Course. Course work will consist of lectures, readings and discussion.

    Theory Lectures

    The theory lectures will offer the students the opportunity to examine the development of the whole child and the successive phases of child development. Special consideration is given to language, movement and independence leading to all-round development. The carefully prepared environment and the role and attitude of the adult will also be studied.

    Observation

    Students will need to find a baby under the age of 2 years for 8 hours of observation during the course. During this time they will be required to record and submit a report of their observations.

    Assignments

    Students will need to submit written work at regular intervals during the course, which will include theory essays, material making assignments and observation reports. All assignments must be completed in order to receive the certificate.

    Email and Internet Access

    Students will need access to Email and internet as information will be sent to them regularly by email. Some assignments will need to be submitted electronically.

    Language

    Lectures will be in English. Course work needs to be submitted in English.

    Certificate

    The AMI Assistants Certificate is awarded to those who complete all the requirements. In order to receive the AMI Assistants Certificate, the applicant should:
    • Submit all the assignments
    • Complete the required hours of observation and submit an Observation report
    • Have 90% attendance

    Attendance

    Students must have 90% attendance in order to receive the certificate. Students with attendance below 90% will not be eligible for an AMI certificate.

    Eligibility

    We welcome candidates from all walks of life and different professions. This course is open to anyone wishing to know more about the Montessori philosophy.

    Admission Procedure

    Admissions are on a first come first served basis.
    Applications must be submitted with all enclosures. The Admissions Review Committee will process all complete applications. The decision of the committee will be final and binding.

    Application

    To be considered for admission you need to submit the following:

    • Application Form duly filled in and signed by the applicant
    • Fees
    • Refund Policy Acceptance letter

    The above needs to be couriered to: The Montessori School (Periwinkle Campus) #243,6th Main Road, JP Nagar 4th Phase, Dollar Layout, Bangalore 560078.

    Admission Confirmation

    Selected candidates will receive an email of confirmation.

    Course Schedule and Timing

    The Course will commence on Monday, February 25th, 2019 and end on Friday, March 08, 2019.
    A schedule will be provided to the students at the start of the course.
    The course timings will be from 8:45 AM to 3:15 PM every day. Students will be asked to be extremely punctual. Latecomers will be marked absent for half the session.

    Fees

    Fees Indian Nationals Foreign Nationals US$ Due
    Tution 23100.00 440.00 Before course commences
    SGST@9% 2079.00 40 Before course commences
    CGST@9% 2079.00 40 With Application
    Total 27258.00 520.00 -


    Indian Nationals may pay the fees by means of a crossed local cheque in favour of Montessori Institute of Bangalore payable in Bangalore. Foreign Nationals must pay the fees by Bank Draft/Cashier’s Cheque in US Dollars (Pound Sterling or Euros equivalent to US Dollars) in favour of Montessori Institute of Bangalore payable in Bangalore. We regret we do not accept payments by Direct Bank Transfer.

    Refund Policy

    The fee is non-refundable. Once paid it cannot be refunded for any reason either prior to the commencement of or during the course on withdrawal of a student. Students will be required to submit a Refund Policy Acceptance letter at the time of payment of fee.

    AMI Trainer: Suneeta Madnani

    Suneeta Madnani, AMI Trainer, serves on the training team at the RTI Montessori Course in Mumbai. She also served on the faculty of the 3-6 course in Thrissur, Kerala. She and her colleagues have run AMI Assistants Courses. She joined the AMI Montessori Training of Trainers programme in May 2009. Suneeta gained her AMI Montessori Diploma at the 3-6 age level at the RTI Montessori Course, Mumbai in 1997. Suneeta worked with children first at Casa Bambino Montessori and then at Activity School in Mumbai and brings over a decade of experience, and the faith built up in the philosophy, to her work.

    AMI Trainer: Anahita Gandhi

    Anahita Gandhi is an AMI Trainer. She has worked as a part of the training team at the RTI Montessori Course in Mumbai. She has also assisted as a member of faculty on the 3-6 course in Thrissur, Kerala. Along with her colleagues she has run several Assistant Courses across Mumbai. She joined the AMI Training of Trainers in 2009. Anahita received her AMI Montessori Diploma at the 3-6 level at the RTI Montessori Course, Mumbai in 2001. Since then she has worked in Montessori schools in Bangalore at Arunodoy Montessori House of Children and in Mumbai at Activity High School and l EcoleMontessori. She brings over a decade of experience and expertise to her work.

    Books and Stationery Budget

    It is advisable for students to acquire the Montessori books in the Required Reading list. The students will also have to acquire stationery for the course, for course submissions. Students using computers must budget additionally for printing cost. The cost will vary depending on the choices made. We would like to emphasise that this a budget and that it is only an approximate guide. The training course neither recommends nor endorses particular stationery products. Students are advised to budget for books and materials for the duration of the course as follows.

    Items Budget Likely to be spent
    Montessori Books Rs. 800 Before the course commences
    Stationery Rs. 500 For the duration of the course
    Materials Rs. 200 For the duration of the course
    Printing Rs. 500 For the duration of the course

    Books and Reading

    To prepare for the course and for working in a Montessori environment it is good practice to read around the subject. The following list of books is provided to help you begin this process. Some of these books will be made available in the student library.

    Required Reading

    • Montessori, Maria EDUCATION FOR NEW WORLD Indian Montessori Foundation
    • Montessori, Maria THE CHILD IN THE FAMILY Indian Montessori Foundation
    • Montessori, Maria THE ABSORBENT MIND Indian Montessori Foundation
    • Montessori, MariaTHE SECRET OF CHILDHOODOrient Black Swan
    • Montessori, Maria FROM CHILDHOOD TO ADOLESCENCE Indian Montessori Foundation •

    Recommended Reading

    • Montessori, Maria WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT YOUR CHILD Indian Montessori Foundation
    • Montessori, Maria EDUCATION AND PEACE Montessori-Pierson Publishing Company