This course is suitable for students wishing to work with or to teach children from 2.5 to 6 years of age. It will give them a deep grounding in the Montessori Principle and Philosophy, basic understanding of child psychology, an appreciation and understanding of the teaching aids developed by Dr. Montessori, a knowledge of the Montessori environment and the role of a Montessori director and knowledge of the Montessori curriculum.
It covers Montessori principal and philosophy, child development: the early years, childcare, health and nutrition, curriculum: mathematics, language, science, art and music, Montessori exercises of practical life, sensorial education, language, phonics and grammar, mathematics, cultural subjects: geography, botany, zoology, history and teaching practice.
Student are given two years to complete but can be complete quicker, depending on number of home study hours the student can undertake. We recommend 7 to 10 hours plus 15 -24 hours in placement per week for those undertaking blended study.
Students should have obtained at least 3 GCE O Levels (or its equivalent). They must also have a good standard of both written and spoken English. They must be at least 17 years of age.