Certification in Montessori Teacher Training

Diploma in primary nursery teacher training

" The real preparation for education is the study of one's self . The training of the teacher who is to help life is something far more than the learning of ideas . It includes the training of character ; it is a preparation of spirit ."
Dr Maria Montessori . MTT covers the Montessori Method and philosophy while applying the methodologies and relevance of this highly effective method of teaching with great success even today. A Montessori teacher functions not as a teacher but as a keen observer of each child's growth and development and the course has been designed for those willing to pursue their teaching careers as Montessori educators.

Principles of the Montessori Method

  • The Montessori method has been and is very popular around the world with early childhood professionals and parents.
  • The Montessori approach is designed to support the natural development of children in a well-prepared environment.

Five basic principles -

fairly and accurately represent how Montessori educators implement the Montessori method in many kinds of programs.

These principles include:

  • Respect for the child,
  • The absorbent mind,
  • Sensitive periods,
  • The prepared environment, and
  • Auto education

Teacher's Role

Montessori believed that "it is necessary for the teacher to guide the child without letting him feel her presence too much, so that she may be always ready to supply the desired help, but may never be the obstacle between the child and his experience"

The Montessori teacher demonstrates key behaviors to implement this child-centered approach:

  • Make children the center of learning :
    to learn by providing freedom for them in the prepared environment.
  • Encourage children :
    because, as Montessori said, "The teacher's task is not to talk, but to prepare and arrange a series of motives for cultural activity in a special environment made for the child"
  • Observe children :
    so as to prepare the best possible environment, recognizing sensitive periods and diverting inappropriate behavior to meaningful tasks.
  • Prepare the learning environment :
    by ensuring that learning materials are provided in an orderly format and the materials provide for appropriate experiences for all the children.
  • Respect each child :
    and model ongoing respect for all children and their work.
  • Introduce learning materials :
    demonstrate learning materials, and support children's learning. The teacher introduces learning materials after observing each child.