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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 at the Infant-Toddler level. 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, homeschool or teachers who do not require a MACTE-accredited certification.
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Infant-Toddler Essentials course covers a comprehensive range of topics:

  1. The Absorbent Mind: Exploring Maria Montessori's concept of how children learn.
  2. Biography of Maria Montessori: An overview of Maria Montessori's life and contributions.
  3. Developmental Theories: Examination of various theories related to child development.
  4. Stages of Development: Understanding different developmental stages in children.
  5. Montessori Fundamentals: Key concepts including the Absorbent Mind, Sensitive Periods, and the Prepared Environment.
  6. The Brain's Potential and the Need for Order: Discussing how order and brain development are interconnected.
  7. Infant-Toddler Classroom: Insights into setting up and managing a Montessori classroom for infants and toddlers.
  8. Preparation for Conception, Prenatal Development: Covering aspects of early development before birth.
  9. Birth and Attachment: The importance of the initial bonding period post-birth.
  10. The Spiritual Embryo, Symbiosis, the Mother and Father - The First 40 Days: Focusing on the early days of life and parental roles.
  11. Observation and Time for Reflection: Techniques for observing and reflecting on child development.
  12. Infancy: Six Weeks to Twelve Months: Developmental milestones and care strategies for infants.
  13. 12-36 Months- Toddlers: Focusing on the toddler stage and its unique challenges and opportunities.
  14. Coordination of Movement: How physical movement aids in overall development.
  15. Development of Language: Understanding the process of language acquisition.
  16. Socialization and the Development of Personality: The role of social interactions in shaping personality.
  17. The Prepared Environment-Meeting the Needs of Each Child: Tailoring the learning environment to individual needs.
  18. Spiritual Transformation of the Adult: Encouraging personal growth in those who teach and care for children.
  19. Record Keeping and Professionalism: Best practices in documentation and maintaining professionalism.
  20. Wrapping Up Peacefully: Concluding the course with key takeaways and reflections.



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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.

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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...”
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“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 certificate of completion 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