Elementary Assistant Training
Receive a Full AMI Assistant Diploma
The AMI Elementary Assistants Course gives a detailed overview of Montessori Education with concentration on the development of the 6 to 12-year old child. This 60-hour long course is a solid foundation and much needed orientation for new assistants who want to better understand Montessori in order to provide a meaningful contribution to the elementary environment. This course also serves as a refresher for experienced assistants who can benefit from visualizing the big picture, enhance their observation skills and identify areas to better support a trained teacher. This course is also useful for parents, grandparents, school administrators and childcare professionals from other fields who would like to have a better understanding of the Montessori approach to elementary education. The course format offers lecture presentations, readings, discussions and various activities. In order to obtain the AMI Assistant Certificate, participants are required to complete attendance, nine hours of observation in a classroom and submission of three short essays (500 words each).
March 19th – April 12th
Monday – Thursday
4pm – 8:15pm
1025 East Liberty Lane
Phoenix, AZ 85048
A portion of your tuition for this course can be applied to a Fall 2018 full teacher training program with SIMS.
*A 10% discount will be offered to schools that register two or more teachers from their school.
Meet the Trainer:
Gaby Lopez is an AMI Auxiliary trainer at the elementary level. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Psychology, a Master’s degree in Education and a Master’s degree in Business Administration. She holds AMI diplomas for both primary and elementary levels as well as the certificate for the Orientation to Adolescent studies. Gaby is an experienced teacher with the full spectrum of the multi-age groupings in Montessori education: 3-6, 6-9, 9-12 and 12-15. She has also been a classroom assistant and can bring that valuable first-hand perspective to topic discussions. Before Montessori entered into her life, she was a total quality consultant and human development trainer in the corporate world.
- To learn the Montessori philosophy with regard to child development
- To observe the elementary child (2nd plane of development)
- To learn how to interact with the Montessori trained teacher
- To learn how to interact with the elementary child
- To acquire the ability to support the development of the child by assisting the teacher
For Questions about the program or registration, you can contact us at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 877-897-7467