Early Childhood Essentials Online Course

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  • Start Anytime! The course is available for enrollment at any time.
  • Duration: 9-12 months
  • 100% Online, allowing students to study anywhere and anytime
  • Certification: Upon completion, students earn an AIM Essentials Certification of Completion
  • Great for: teacher aides, school administrators, homeschooling parents, or anyone working in a Montessori environment, daycare, or homeschool who does not need MACTE-accredited certification.
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You will earn an AoM Essentials Certification of Completion:

Course Overview

This online course delivers a complete understanding of Montessori education. During your online study, you will delve deeply into the philosophy and psychology that is the heart of the Montessori Method and Message. This option is perfect for anyone working in a Montessori environment, daycare, or home school who does not require a MACTE-accredited certification
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Early Childhood Essentials course covers a comprehensive range of topics:

1. Online Environment: Emphasizes the natural learning process through environmental experiences.
2. Course Introduction: Discusses the child's activity as vital to their development.
3. Preparation of the Teacher - Personal Reflection: Focuses on self-study as crucial for educators.
4. Maria Montessori - A Short Biography: Explores Montessori's philosophy and goals in education.
5. Human Tendencies, Sensitive Periods, and the Brain: Addresses the importance of respecting and understanding child activities.
6. Practical Life: Highlights the importance of practical activities in adaptation to the environment.
7. History of Methods: Compares Montessori's methods with other early childhood education theories.
8. Sensorial Development: Discusses the teacher's role in fostering cultural activity.
9. Stages of Development: Outlines the stages of child development and independence.
10. Prepared Environment: Emphasizes the teacher's role in creating an effective learning environment.
11. Development of Language: Explores language development as a natural process.
12. Liberty and Discipline: Examines the balance between freedom and discipline in learning.
13. Early Preparation of the Mathematical Mind: Focuses on foundational mathematical concepts.
14. Movement, Mental Assimilation, and the Work of the Child: Discusses the relationship between physical movement, mental development, and child labor.
15. Normalization through Work: Explores how work contributes to normalization in children.
16. Spiritual Preparation of the Teacher: Emphasizes the spiritual aspects of the educator's role.
17. Wrapping Up Peacefully: Concludes the course with a focus on peaceful closure and reflection.

This course provides an in-depth understanding of Montessori education, emphasizing the holistic development of children and the role of educators in this process.



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Course contents

How It Works

Step  1

Click register now to purchase this course.

Step 2

You'll recieve an email from Age of Montessori confirming your purchase. You will have immediate access for 12 months. 

Step 3 

Have fun learning & completing the course!

Step 4 

Complete the course and you will recieve the AIM Essentials Certificate of Completion.

Have more questions? 

Fill out the contact form below and one of our friendly aim staff members will be in touch!
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"It was wonderful. The online learning made it possible for me to juggle between my study and my family and my work. It is making learning accessible. The self-pace learning was wonderful, it allowed me to schedule the study time to fit our busy life. I got to learn so much...”
-Course Graduate
“This course was perfect! I'm the Office Manager and Director of Admissions at a Montessori school, it is really important to me to understand the method very well as one of the main parts of my job when working with admissions is to explain about the Montessori method to families who are new to it...”
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“I love how Mary Ellen is so enthusiastic when she talks about Montessori. It made the whole PD enjoyable! I'm so glad that I learned more about the Montessori method and what is going on inside the classrooms...”
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Frequently asked questions

Q: Do I have to check in at specific times?

A: No, this course is completely self-led. No matter what country or time zone you are in you won’t miss a thing. 

Q: Will my state recognize these hours for CEU?

A: This depends on the state. Please contact your state education officials to double check. 

Q: Will I receive a certificate of completed hours?

A: Yes, upon completion of the course you will receive an official certification to present to your state and school. 

“In order to meet the needs of our children, we must first understand them.”

– Mary Ellen Maunz, founder Authentic institute of Montessori