Assistants Course

This certificate course, intended for Montessori Assistant Teachers, will address the vital supporting role played by the Assistant Teacher in maintaining the equilibrium of the Montessori classroom. The content is also highly relevant for parents, grandparents, nannies, and other Montessori enthusiasts who are looking for a general overview of Montessori as it relates to children from birth to six years of age.

  • You will learn the art of carefully and systematically observing childre in order to better understand how to individualize your course of action with a particular child.
  • You will learn when to intervene in a child’s activity, how to do so without undue interference, and when it is more appropriate to let events unfold without adult involvement.
  • You will learn how to nurture and enhance the child’s quest for further independence, and how to help him succeed by his own actions and choice.
  • You will gain an understanding of Dr. Montessori’s philosophy of freedom and discipline: when you allow the child freedom and grant him responsibility, he acquires self-discipline and self-control. You will also learn to model grace and courtesy within the Montessori environment.
  • You will gain appreciation for order and aesthetics within the prepared environment.
  • Special attention is also given to the characteristics of each stage of development, and the importance of movement, language, order, refinement of the senses, and independence in early childhood.