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AIM Early Childhood
Montessori Essentials Course

 Purchase only the essentials.
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Our authentic online course content is the same content as in our certifications courses, ensuring comprehensive insights into Montessori theory and methodology.

Over 500 pages of redesigned Montessori manuals offer detailed step-by-step instructions and enriching full-color images, every element is designed to facilitate a deep understanding and seamless implementation of Montessori principles.

In addition to our comprehensive coursework and manuals, AIM offers a Video Lesson Library containing 180 lesson presentations demonstrated by AIM faculty in each of the four Early Childhood avenues. These professionally produced videos provide invaluable visual guidance for educators, offering a rich resource for enhancing your presentation skills and mastering the art of Montessori lessons.

AIM offers the most authentic, innovative + affordable online Montessori training

Comprehensive Online Course Content 

The very same online coursework and structure as our MACTE-accredited program. Expect to dedicate about 10 hours a week to online study for 9 months.

Beautiful Montessori Manuals 

With your Essentials enrollment you get professional digital manuals for every subject area.  You can access the manuals online, print them yourself or order printed versions for an additional charge.

Video Lesson Library

Any experienced guide will tell you that it's all about the lesson presentation!  Our faculty have created a video library of over 180 Montessori material presentations to perfect your lesson presentation skills.

Only the Essentials

Our new Early Childhood Essentials  redesign allows you to purchase only the essentials.
Choose which components you need!

Step 1: 
Start with the Online Course
You can add it, or not! 

Step 2: 
Choose your Video Lesson Library Access. 
All 4 Avenues, just one, or none.
The choice is yours

Step 3: 
Choose your manuals.
All 4 Avenues, just one, or none.
The choice is yours

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Upon completion of the course you will be awarded an AIM Certificate of Completion 

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See samples of our beautifully redesigned Early Childhood manuals!

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Montessori Math Manual

Once we recognize the reality of the mathematical mind in young children, it becomes our responsibility to provide access to mathematical experiences for them. We understand that it is through sensorial experiences that the child learns, whether inside or outside a Montessori classroom. If we can provide concrete materials that provide strong, clear and exact impressions of number and operations with numbers, the child will have a firm foundation for learning and integrating mathematical principles.
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Montessori Language Manual

What would we be without language, without verbal communication? What exactly does language represent for us as human beings? These are really big questions. Montessori calls language an instrument of collective thought. Through language and especially through writing, we can share the fruits of thought, even over centuries of time and across boundaries of land and sea. Essentially language allows us, as a civilization, to conquer time and space.
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Montessori Sensorial Manual

The term “Sensorial Development” refers to the education of the senses, the aim of which is to develop, not measure, the sensory energies and perceptions of the child. Sensorial Development is one of the four primary avenues Maria Montessori designed into her prepared environment.
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Montessori Practical Life Manual

No other occupation we could give to the child is of such value. Let us remember that the aim is not practical—it is life. Our goal is to help life, and these simple lessons assist the child in becoming comfortable in the classroom and part of the active community that sustains it, as well as helping him coordinate and control his own movements.
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See a sample of the detailed lesson presentation videos you can expect from our video lesson library!

180 Video Lesson Presentations

Any experienced guide will tell you that it's all about the lesson presentation!  Our faculty have created a library of Montessori material presentations to perfect your lesson presentation skills.
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Comprehensive Online Coursework

This coursework is the same as the certification program coursework.

The most valueable part of the course was...

The lessons and having a manual on each of the lessons to refer back to. But I really enjoyed learning about the peace that is fostered within Montessori classrooms.

EC Essentials Graduate
The most valuable parts of the course for me are the manual which are a gift for me, and the videos. I also very much appreciated the emphasis on peace and conflict resolution. 

EC Essentials Graduate
I thought it was going to be how to properly use and demonstrate the works but the spirituality of the teacher I found was some thing I truly needed as well. I am happy to reflect upon what I’ve learned and continue to develop.

EC Essentials Graduate

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. 

Q: Is this course is not MACTE Accredited

A: No, this course is not MACTE Accredited. If you need MACTE Accredidation, check out our Career Starter or Career Pro options. 

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