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Diploma of Association Montessori Internationale - Early Childhood (3 - 6 years) Level 7

This course is available


Level of Study

Graduate Certificate or Diploma


3 - 6years

Next start date

Expected Apr 2023


Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre


Course Overview

The AMI 3-6 Diploma includes a comprehensive study of the Montessori Method and child development including:

  • The Montessori Philosophy and Psychology of Early Childhood Education
  • The Child’s Acquisition of Fundamental Learning Skills
  • The Development and Education of the Senses
  • Language Development
  • Mathematics
  • Montessori Materials and their Role in Assisting Child Development
  • The Critical Role of Observation in the Development of Children
  • Montessori Professional Experience
  • Theories of Child Development
  • Research Links between Montessori pedagogy and Current Themes in Early Childhood Education
  • Montessori in Aotearoa, New Zealand

Entry criteria

Intending students must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age prior to the commencement of their training course
  • Successful completion of a Level 6 Diploma qualification or equivalent from a recognised Tertiary Institution
  • Sign-off evidence of having observed a Montessori classroom session in action
  • Successful completion of the Police Vetting process.
  • Produce evidence of having met the English language entry requirements of 7.0 Academic overall band score in IELTS or another recognised English language test where English is not the applicant’s first language.

Special admission status may, in some circumstances, be granted to a limited number of applicants who do not have formal academic qualifications but who wish to be admitted on the basis of their relevant life/work experience.

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