Professional Development Course

Early Childhood Classroom Assistant

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  • Course Begins: As soon as you enroll
  • Eligible Hours: 35 
  • 100% Online
  • Duration: 4 Weeks  
  • Access for 3 months!
  •  Great for: teachers and administrators
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Certification of Completion Included

Course Structure:

This engaging course consists of seven thoughtfully curated units, each comprising a dynamic blend of multimedia resources to facilitate your learning journey:
  • Insightful Videos: Visualize key concepts through instructive videos that bring the Montessori principles to life.
  • Expert Articles and Excerpts: Immerse yourself in the wisdom of Mary Ellen Maunz and other prominent Montessori scholars through enlightening articles and book excerpts.
  • Collaborative Discussion Forum: Participate in a dynamic online forum where you can exchange ideas, thoughts, and newfound knowledge with fellow classmates.

Duration and Accessibility:
This self-paced, 100% online course is tailored to accommodate your schedule. With approximately four weeks to completion, you'll have the flexibility to learn at your own pace while accumulating 35 clock hours of eligible training
Step into the world of Early Childhood Montessori education with confidence. Enroll now and embark on a journey of growth, understanding, and meaningful contribution.  Join us today and embrace your role as an Early Childhood Montessori Assistant with newfound confidence and competence.

Review from a recent Assistant Course Graduate:


"The videos had such great information and were so helpful to a visual learner like myself. I also loved the discussion forums as they were more thought provoking than multiple choice. The layout of the course is perfect and I wouldn't change a thing, the module's make it so easy to navigate. I definitely feel more confident now as a Montessori assistant with all the great knowledge I absorbed from this course!"

Course Overview

Are you embarking on a journey as an Early Childhood Montessori Assistant, seeking guidance to find your stride within the classroom? This comprehensive course is designed to empower you with the skills and assurance necessary to connect with the children and excel as a valuable team member.


Course Highlights:

Embark on a transformative learning experience as you delve into the world of Early Childhood Montessori education. Throughout this course, you will acquire the knowledge and abilities to:

  • Embrace the Montessori Philosophy: Gain a deep understanding of the Montessori approach within the Early Childhood classroom, enabling you to seamlessly integrate into the educational environment.
  • Define Your Role: Explore the multifaceted roles and responsibilities that come with being a Montessori assistant, ensuring you contribute effectively to the students' growth and development.
  • Foster Relationships and Build Trust: Acquire essential techniques for building genuine connections and trust with the children under your care, creating a positive and nurturing learning atmosphere.
  • Skillful Conflict Management: Learn the art of timely intervention, redirection, and conflict resolution, fostering a harmonious classroom where each child's individual needs are met.
  • Comprehensive Curriculum Insight: Delve into key Montessori curriculum components such as Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, and Math, drawing insights from experts including Mary Ellen Maunz.

Purchase this course and recieve immediate access for 3 months!

Course contents

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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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How It Works

Step  1

Click register now to purchase this course.

Step 2

You'll receive an email from Authentic Institute of Montessori confirming your purchase. 

Step 3 

Have fun learning & completing the course!

Step 4 

After finishing this course you will automatically receive your Certificate of Completion via email.

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. We will be offering an OPTIONAL group meeting with the teacher, time TBD.

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