Montessori Orientation Courses

AMI Montessori Orientation Information

The Montessori Training Center Northeast (MTCNE) is pleased to offer the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) Montessori Orientation Courses.  The AMI offerings formerly known as “Assistant Courses” have been relabeled to more accurately reflect the course content.   The Orientations provide a great overview of the developmental age group from a Montessori perspective.  This introductory training is ideal for those that work in Montessori schools as Assistant Teachers and Paraprofessionals, parents of children involved in Montessori education, Montessori school administrators or educators who want to learn more about Montessori education for a particular age group.  Theory, practical applications, readings and discussion are a part of each age group offering.  The successful completion provides the AMI Certificate.


The Montessori Orientation will:

  • Give you an introduction to Montessori education
  • Give you a basic understanding of children and how they learn
  • Introduce you to the Montessori classroom environment
  • Help you understand how adults support learning in the Montessori classroom
  • Introduce you to the role of the Adult in an Infant/Toddler, Primary or Elementary Montessori classroom
  • Give you practical guidelines on how to interact with children
  • Give you practical guidelines on how to support the Guide in the Primary or Elementary Montessori classroom

MTCNE offers AMI Montessori Orientation Certificate Courses in the following delivery formats: In-Person, Online, and Hybrid (combines in-person and online).  Each delivery method combines synchronous and asynchronous activities.

The Montessori Orientation consists of 60 hours of class lectures, discussions and activities. Participants must also log 9 additional hours of observation in a Montessori environment to receive their certificate. Readings and written papers will be assigned throughout the training. Participants successfully completing the course will be awarded the AMI Montessori Orientation Certificate.

Upcoming Montessori Orientation Course(s):

Assistants to Infancy (0-3) Orientation Boston

Auxiliary Trainer: Nancy Kodera
Delivery Method: Blended Format
Cost: $900.00 US

February 28 – April 29, 2023

ONLINE Sessions: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm EST online
February 28
March 1, 4, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30
April 1, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27

In person Session: Saturday, April 29, 2023 | 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
eBridge Montessori School 57 East Main Street Suite 101 Westborough, MA 01581

The Blended Format Orientation Course will include synchronistic online meetings including: theory, readings, and discussions, as well as live onsite meetings for practical applications at the training center within a prepared Montessori classroom environment. Total course content hours consist of 60 hours of classroom activities, divided into synchronous (online and onsite) and asynchronous format plus 9 hours of observation in a Montessori environment. Students who successfully complete this course are awarded an AMI Montessori Orientation 0-3 Certificate.

Dates for 2023 to be announced

3-6 Orientation Courses pending for Spring 2023 and Summer 2023

6-12 Orientation Courses pending for Summer 2023

MTCNE can provide a Montessori Orientation designed to meet the scheduling needs of your community with our online Montessori Orientation offerings.  The certificate courses are available at the 0-3, 3-6, and 6-12 levels.  These courses can also be translated.  For more information or to set up a free consultation, please reach out to Courtney Reim at