Primary Teacher Training Course
in Phoenix, Arizona | Training Future Teachers of Children Ages 2½ through 6 | September 2018—June 2019Get Info in Your Inbox
With our world-class Montessori teacher training program, you'll earn your AMI Montessori certification and join a community of sought-after Montessori professionals.
In taking this course, you'll learn to use Montessori materials and give Montessori lessons for 2½- through 6-year-olds; develop a deep understanding of Montessori theory and child development; and gain the confidence and expertise needed to direct your own primary Montessori classroom.
Meet Your Trainer | Ann Velasco
Ann Velasco is a passionate AMI trainer who has devoted her life to Montessori pedagogy and practice. She has pursued Montessori to the highest levels with the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI), and yet she stays focused on the hands-on, daily practice of working with children.
Ann’s own mother was a Montessori teacher, and she first discovered the lifetime benefits of the Montessori approach through her own experience as a young child. But it wasn’t until it came time for her to choose an education for her own child that she fully realized how lucky she had been. Inspired by a desire to bring Montessori to more children, she walked away from a successful career in the business world to become a Montessori teacher herself.
Ann has completed both primary and elementary training, and has guided classrooms at both levels. From there, she pursued the rigorous, multi-year process required to become an AMI teacher trainer herself. Ann’s years of experience teaching at both the early childhood and the elementary levels provide her with a unique ability to see the connections between profound Montessori ideas and real-world classroom practice. She knows the child’s full journey. This powerful understanding underlies Ann’s work as a trainer today.
Ann is approachable and highly knowledgeable, and as you complete your training, your relationship with Ann becomes a relationship for life.
认识你的培训师 | Ann Velasco
Ann Velasco已完成3-6主班老师培训课程和小学主教AMI蒙台梭利培训课程，并指导两个级别的教室。之后, 她经过多年严谨的培训, 她成为了AMI培训师。
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The teacher must derive not only the capacity, but the desire, to observe natural phenomena. The teacher must understand and feel her position of observer: the activity must lie in the phenomenon.
— Maria Montessori