Heartwood Montessori is a nonprofit organization, with a mission to nurture a culturally diverse community by providing access to all families seeking … Read More about Our lab school – Heartwood Montessori – opens this fall!
Announcing Heartwood Montessori
A Montessori lab school housed on the SIMS campus in Mesa, AZ. Heartwood is a nonprofit private Montessori school providing access to all families seeking an authentic AMI Montessori program.Learn More
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For the first time, an AMI Montessori teacher training course focusing on the child from birth – 3 years will be offered in Arizona! For a number of years, the … Read More about AMI Assistants to Infancy (Birth – 3 years) Training will be offered for the first time in Arizona!
My first experience with Montessori was not as an educator. Rather, it was as a child that I first tasted the freedom that Montessori brings to one’s … Read More about The Journey from Montessori Child to Montessori Teacher
I have not only learned about the Montessori Method; I have learned a new way of being. I have had the opportunity and support to transform myself into being a guide for children, and a new person as a whole.
This has been a most rewarding and inspiring training…I feel that I am coming out of this training transformed and tooled up to face the challenge of a peaceful early education in the 21st century.
The things I’ve learned have been explained in such a simple and clear way. I’ve learned not only about presentations but about the children and myself…it’s a great, encouraging, and uplifting community.
This training is excellent! Not [having been] in the Montessori environment before, I learned a lot. I would feel comfortable being in front of a classroom and giving lessons now.
One of my favorite things about my time at SIMS is that the people we’ve worked with have become a family. I enjoyed working in an environment where we help each other become better, and we support each other in hard times.
The Montessori approach is effective and joyful, and backed by a significant and ever-growing body of research.
About Southwest Institute of Montessori Studies
SIMS offers the internationally-recognized gold standard in Montessori teacher training from the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI). Your SIMS trainers are highly knowledgable, passionate about montessori, supportive, and approachable.
SIMS training is well-organized and well-integrated into Phoenix's robust community of experienced Montessori practitioners. Phoenix offers great weather, a low cost of living, and down-to-earth culture in a thriving city. Join us! We'd love to help you gain the professional confidence and expertise that comes along with your highly-respected AMI diploma.