AMI 3-6 MONTESSORI TEACHER TRAINING
The International Montessori School Brussels will be hosting the internationally accredited Montessori Teacher Training in Brussels, starting May 3rd, 2021.
Trainees can obtain the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) Diploma to become a Montessori Teacher for children aged 3 to 6 years old. Together with a Bachelor’s degree, this diploma is recognized and sought after in many countries worldwide.
The Mission of Montessori education is to help children develop to their utmost so that eventually they become individuals who look after themselves, the others and their environment(s) at large. Learning to see children for whom they truly are and putting the appropriate ‘ingredients’ in the psychological and physical environment allows children to develop harmoniously.
A child in a state of peace with him/herself is ready to conquer the world. They are open, flexible and adaptable. They will have a positive and constructive energy and dedicate this to their personal development, the respect of others and the urge of making a difference in the world.
Montessori teachers that guide children in a positive and constructive manner, who can observe and differentiate per child, who are ready to engage deeply with other human beings, can make a huge difference.
This Generosity of Spirit is the starting point and the outcome of Montessori education. It makes all participants ‘Agents of Change’.
A unique opportunity presents itself in Brussels to obtain the internationally recognised Association Montessori Internationale Diploma for teachers working with children aged 3 to 6 years. It is the training set up by Maria Montessori herself and offered through the association named AMI.
Hybrid Course – Covid measurements
The course is given over a series of 16 weeks, spanning from May 3rd, 2021 to July 22nd, 2022. It is a hybrid course that combines both online and onsite lectures. Lectures are held during 2 consecutive summer holidays with intermediate online weeks, and back onsite for the Autumn and Easter holiday when possible. The course functions on a COVID-Safe basis with all necessary measures in place.
Trainees will gain a thorough understanding of the development of the young child before the age of 6, together with the Montessori theory and practical implications for the Montessori classroom.
The lectures are given in English, with an additional French Language component offered for teachers who will work with children in the French language.
Trainees will create their own educational manuals and spend time in Montessori classrooms both observing and practice teaching.
Nathalie JUSTINE is an Association Montessori International (AMI) trainer at the Primary 3-6 level. She is of French nationality and speaks French and English.
The trainer holds two AMI Diplomas being the AMI 3-6 Children’s House and the AMI 6-12 Elementary Diploma. She also holds the special ’Montessori Core Principles’ certificate and has studied Montessori for Dementia and the Ageing.
Nathalie has many years of experience with children in Montessori environments in different locations such as France, USA, Canada, and Ecuador. In the latter she worked with underprivileged children aged 4 years and older.
Nathalie has a long career in Montessori and trained Trainees during the past 10 years at various Training Centres including the Montessori Training Centre in Paris, France. She has worked at both full 3-6 Diploma Training Programmes and Assistant Courses.
She is part of the Pedagogical staff of various Training Centres around the globe which includes Europe, Asia, North Africa, Middle East and locations in North & South America. She is furthermore engaged as examiner and teacher consultations for schools.
International Montessori Training Centre (IMTC)
The Training Centre Functions under the auspices of the
International Montessori School
The location of training is:
International Montessori ’Hof Kleinenberg’
1932 Sint Stevens Woluwe
Tel: 0032-2-721 2111
The Training Centre is situated in a beautiful historic building dating back to 1615. It has been purpose designed as Montessori school for children aged 2 to 18 and is fully renovated is an ecological and sustainable manner.
The Lecture Room and two Children’s Houses that are used for practice teaching are located at International Montessori ‘Hof Kleinenberg’.
The lecture room is a multifunctional space that can house larger groups and has music, sound amplifying, beamer and stage facilities. It is part of a historic rectangular farm with an inner courtyard that can be used for study and outdoor lunch. The lectures are given in an authentically renovated barn with its original beams and structure in place. The atmosphere is further enhanced by interior decoration and the people who enter!
The school is on 2 hectares of ground and Trainees can have their snack at the outdoor picnic tables, play volleyball, football and giant chess during their lunch break. The grounds further include gardening and play areas, equine area with Pipo, Colin and Verona, chicken coops, veggie gardens and parking.
Practice with the materials:
During the summer format, the International Montessori School has several Children’s Houses that can be used for practice with the equipment. Each classroom contains the full range of Montessori equipment, handmade materials according to the albums, full sets of practical life and are very well equipped.
A WARM WELCOME
We are looking forward to welcoming Trainees wishing to help develop the unique potential of children and thereby contributing to Maria Montessori’s grand idea of ‘Education for Peace’!