What You’ll Learn
As the Montessori teaching method is based on the natural stages of childhood development, the training course will help you understand children’s emotional, mental, psychological and physical development across several age groups. Your understanding of these stages will help you identify cases where intervention may be necessary and to plan and implement appropriate intervention strategies.
You’ll learn how to prepare age-appropriate environments that are conducive to self-development for classes in which ages vary by three years (infants to three years old; three to six years old; and six to twelve years old). You’ll learn how to assess children on an individual level and how to guide their progress.
The Montessori Method uses specially designed materials to facilitate optimal development; you’ll learn how to best incorporate these and other didactic materials in the curriculum.
You’ll also need to be proficient in the subjects taught at Montessori schools, including practical life, language, maths, art, music, religion, history, science, geography, botany and zoology.
The Montessori Method works best when the principles are applied in the home, as well as the school context. The training course shows teachers how to work with families so that they can use Montessori education strategies in their daily lives and ensure that their children’s learning and development continues at home.