An AMI 3-6 Assistants Certificate Course is useful for parents, guardians, and adults across all fields who work or are associated with children. The course offers an understanding of Dr. Montessori's Approach to Education.
Course work consists of lectures, readings and discussions, assignments, practical sessions, observation and material making. The course is conducted such that it spotlights the important work of an adult in assisting the development of the child. It enables adults to assist children at home as well as in schools. The course educates interested adults in working with children in a Montessori environment. When participants have successfully completed all the course requirements, they are awarded an Assistants Certificate from AMI.
The lectures touch upon some of the following main principles of Montessori education-
Stages of Child Development
Development of Movement, Language and Independence
Freedom and Discipline
Preparation of the Environment
Role of an Adult in the Child's life
Child Observation is a requirement for certification. Students will need to do a total of 9 hours of Observation of children between the ages of 3 to 6 years. Students will be required to record their observations and submit a written report along with their observations notes.
Students will need to submit written work at regular intervals during the course. These assignments will include original theory essays (based on lecture notes and reading of Montessori Books), material making, observation reports and guided reading tasks. In order to complete the reading task, the student will need to have access to the required reading books. All assignments material making, observation records and reports and reading tasks must be completed in order to receive the certificate.
An attendance of 90% is a mandatory requirement by AMI and the Training Centre for all students in order to receive the Certificate. This is because each day on the course comprising theoretical and practical aspects are crucial to your overall understanding of children between the ages of 3 to 6 years.
If any student's attendance falls below 90% they will not be eligible to receive the AMI 3-6 Assistants Certificate. For online class, please ensure that you have a reliable internet service that allows for you to listen to the lectures seamlessly and have your camera switched on at all times. If the camera is switched off during class, the student shall be marked absent for that session.
All lectures will be in English and students are required to take notes during the lecture. Course work will need to be presented in English.
The AMI 3-6 Assistants Certificate is awarded to those who complete all the course requirements. In order to receive the certificate, the applicant should:
Have a minimum of 90% attendance
Submit 3 acceptable and original Assignments in English as required by the Course
Submit complete and acceptable materials for Material Making as required by the Course
Complete and submit the required 9 hours of Observation Records and an Observation Assignment