AMI Montessori 3-6 Orientation Course

In fall 2022 and spring 2023, we will offer another 3-6 orientation courses in German and English.

New course format
The orientation course (formerly assistant course) now consists of two parts. This allows the different needs of different prospective students to be better accommodated and met.
This new format has been developed and certified by AMI (Association Montessori Internationale).

Part 1
Orientation Course
OnlineTheory: Introduction to the Montessori philosophy, basics of Montessori education

Course content
Suitable for allAMI Certificate Orientation Course
Part 2, option 1 Assistant CourseOn sitePractice: Implementation of the theory in the classroom

Course content
Suitable for assistants in a Montessori facilityAMI Certificate Assistant Course
Part 2, option 2 Parent CourseOn sitePractice: Implementation of the theory at home

Course content
Suitable for parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, babysitters, nannies and all people who care for children in a private environment or at homeCertificate of participation from Montessori CH

The following course combinations are possible:
Part 1 only: graduation with an AMI certificate for the orientation course.
Part 1 and part 2, option 1: graduation with an AMI certificate for the orientation course and the assistant course
Part 1 and part 2, option 2: Graduation with an AMI certificate for the orientation course and a participation certificate “Implementation of Montessori pedagogy in the home environment” from Montessori CH.

Course dates Part 1 Orientation Course | Spring 2023 (online)
Please note that the course dates have changed

Mon 13.03.2023 / Tue 14.03.2023 / Thurs 16.03.202318.00-20.30
Sat 25.03.202308.30-16.30
Sun 26.03.202309.00-15.00
Tue 11.04.2023 / Thurs 13.04.2023 / Fri 14.04.202318.00-20.30
Sat 15.04.202208.30-16.30
Sun 16.04.202209.00-15.00
=38 hours of attendance time (online)
Additionally 7 hours are to be fulfilled individually as assignments

Course dates Part 2, option 1: Assistant Course | Spring 2023 (on site)
Please note that the course dates have changed

Fr 02.06.202308.30-16.30
Sat 03.06.202308.30-16.30
Sun 04.06.202309.00-16.00
= 20 hours

Course dates Part 2, option 2: Parent Course | Spring 2023 (on site)
Please note that the course dates have changed

Sat 17.06.202308.30-16.30
Sun 18.06.202309.00-15.00
= 12 hours

Course costs
Part 1, Orientation Course: CHF 980.-
Part 2, option 1 Assistant Course: CHF 380.-
Part 2, option 2 Parent Course: CHF 320.-

Trainer: Mariza Hefty
Mariza Hefty is a certified early childhood educator, kindergarten teacher and completed her AMI 3-6 diploma in Munich. She has been working with children for more than 20 years; first in daycare centers, later in her own daycare center and now for 10 years in various Montessori Children’s Houses. She is a mother of now adult twins and currently works at the Rietberg Montessori School in Zurich. In a small stint she is a lecturer at the vocational schools in Zurich and Lucerne for the training to become a childcare specialist and is in the AMI Trainer of Training program to become a trainer for the AMI trainings 3-6. She has assisted and translated the last three AMI 3-6 diploma courses.

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