AMI Montessori 0-3 Diploma Course

The new AMI Montessori 0-3 Diploma Course is confirmed. Start: November 2023!
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Course duration
1 year; starting November 2023

You can find the detailed timetable here

1st module: 3 weeks on site13.11.–01.12.2023
2nd module: 4 weeks on site19.02.–15.03.2024
3rd module: 3 weeks on site02.09.–20.09.2024
4th module: 4 weeks on site
incl. exam preparation / exams /
graduation ceremony
Additionally: 24x 3 hours online lecturesbetween the modules

The observation weeks and internships are essential parts of the diploma course:
250 hours of observation (part of it possible in the own facility)
2 week internship

Course location
Training Center Montessori CH, Bahnhofstrasse 13, 5012 Schönenwerd

Course language
The course is held in English and translated into German.

Course Objective
The goal of the AMI Montessori Training Course is to prepare adults for the task of helping children develop their full human potential. It is the responsibility of the Montessori teacher to create a learning environment that is conducive to the child expanding his or her knowledge through his or her own discovery and exploration in all subject areas.

Admission requirements
* Students should be at least 18 years old.
* Students must have completed a professional apprenticeship. Preferably in pedagogy or child education.
* Training as a FABE is an advantage.

Course fees        CHF
Registration fee     500.00
Course fee11’500.00
Examination fee     800.00

Course guidelines
In this document you will find the guidelines of the course.

You can download the official AMI course brochure here

You can download the registration form here.

Trainer: Tiina Suominen
Tiina comes from Finland. She completed her AMI 3-6 Children’s House Diploma from Washington D.C.  in 1996 and her AMI Assistant to Infancy Diploma from Denver in 1999. She is also a qualified Early Childhood Teacher and she runs her own Montessori School in Helsinki, Finland. Tiina has been continuously working in the AMI Montessori environments (0-3 and 3-6 ) since 1996.  She received her AMI trainer status in 2018 and is currently training in Hartford, Connecticut, USA. She has also presented the AMI Orientation course in Bulgaria, Estonia, Finland, Norway and USA, and of course for us here in Switzerland.