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AMI Montessori (Birth-3) Orientation Course


This AMI Montessori (0-3) Orientation Course helps interested adults become able assistants in a Montessori Nido or Infant Community. Furthermore, the program serves as an invaluable information course for  educators, schools owners / managers and parents.

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Course units

  • Introduction to Montessori

  • The Role of the Directress

  • The Role of the Assistant

  • Overview of the Planes of Development 0-24

  • The Child’s Mind from 0-6 Years: The Absorbent Mind (particularly the Unconscious Absorbent Mind) and the Sensitive Periods

  • Order

  • Movement 0-3

  • Language

    • ​Preparation of the adult

    • Use of language in general

    • Vocabulary—correct, precise, rich, scientifically exact

    • How to listen to children

    • How to elicit language

    • How to give a 3-period lesson

  • Independence

  • Prepared Environment

  • Freedom and Discipline

  • Toilet Learning in Nido and Infant Community

  • Observation

  • Music and Art

  • Maintaining the Environment

  • Material Making Techniques

  • Practice:

    • ​Basic  movements  such  as:  walking  within  the  environment,  carrying trays, chairs, materials, etc.;

    • How to help to dress and undress children under 3 and the importance of clothing for the development of children

    • Language materials


60 hours plus 9 additional hours of observations. Specific instruction how to observe will be given during the course. 


This international certificate qualifies the student to work as an AMI Birth-3 Classroom assistant anywhere around the world. It is also a useful stepping-stone to the AMI Montessori Diploma and is invaluable for parents. The Certificate is awarded to students who have satisfied the 90% attendance requirements and have completed coursework to the required standard

Required Documents

  • Filled Application ( We will send you the application after you fill the online form )

  • A recent photograph

  • A copy of your highest educational certificate

  • A copy or your ID ( Passport or Egyptian ID )

  • Proof of Payment  ( We will send you our bank details after you fill the online form ) 

Required Readings

You will need to get or borrow the following books either as hard copy or online.

Teanny Hurtado

AMI Assistants to Infancy (Birth-3) Trainer

As a daughter of Maria Teresa Vidales (Chacha Vidales, AMI Birth-3 Trainer), Teanny’s journey in Montessori began in Mexico City where she attended Montessori school from the age of 4 to 12 years. She holds her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Psychotherapy from the Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City. As an AMI Assistants to Infancy Diploma (0-3) holder, Teanny worked in Chacha’s Montessori school with this age group for more than 25 years. Here she opened the first Nido in Mexico in 1999 for babies aged 3 months old to walking. Currently she has been lecturing in courses in Mexico, China and Canada. Teanny is an AMI consultant in Mexico and the USA and gives workshops for teachers and parents. 


Our second AMI 0-3 Orientation Course : 

Course Format: Online

From 8th to 26th March 2021

From Monday to Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 pm (Cairo Time)
including 30 min break.

Each week, students will need to complete additional hours of independent work in their own time in order to complete the required 9 hours of observation and a complete album of all the content of the course. 


English, Arabic translation

Fees: EGP14,000
(includes EGP 3,000 non-refundable application fee)

Registration Closed