Online Early Childhood Montessori Assistant Certificate Course

Online Early Childhood Montessori Assistant Certificate Course

“The child making use of all he finds around him, shapes himself for the future.”    – Dr. Maria Montessori

Course Overview

The Early Childhood Montessori Assistants Certificate course prepares you to work as an Assistant Teacher with children from 2.5 to 6 years of age in a Montessori school, Daycare or Child-Centered classroom.

The Early Childhood Montessori Assistants Certificate course is based on the fundamentals of Dr. Maria Montessori’s and Dr. Silvana Montanaro’s philosophy and methodology. Upon graduation of this Certification Course, you will be provided opportunities and the necessary skills, knowledge and practical hands-on experiences to pursue a career as a caring, skilled and qualified Montessori Early Childhood classroom assistant teacher.

This certification course will provide you with a general understanding of child development within the context of the Montessori approach.

The Early Childhood Montessori Assistants Certificate Course is designed to ensure that you also gain an understanding of Dr. Montessori’s concepts of the:

  • Prepared Environment
  • Child’s Stages of Development
  • Child’s Sensitive Periods
  • Exercises of Practical Life
  • Guide, Facilitator
  • Sensorial Activities
  • Language Activities
  • Arithmetic Activities
  • Culture Activities

Course Details

The Early Childhood Montessori Assistants Certificate consists of seven modules and video presentations. It is flexible in that you can work at your own pace and on your own schedule. You will be assigned a tutor who will guide you through the course. Upon successful completion, you will be offered a Early Childhood Montessori Assistants’ Certificate.

This course is a 3 credit course (5o hours) and is considered an Early Childhood Montessori Educator Level 1 Course.

Course Aims and Objectives

Within the course aims and objectives you will:

  • learn that Dr. Montessori’s vision of education prepares the child for life.
  • learn that the Montessori assistant supports the child’s learning in a special Early Childhood prepared environment
  • gain an understanding of the fundamental principles of the Montessori philosophy
  • learn the principles underpinning the Infant Toddler Montessori methodology
  • learn to develop a deep respect for the abilities of each child
  • gain an understanding of the role of the Early Childhood Montessori assistant

Course and Career Opportunities

A number of career positions will be available such as:

  • Montessori Early Childhood Assistant Teacher working with children from 2.5 to 6 years of age
  • Early Childhood Assistant Teacher
  • Before and After School Assistant Teacher
  • Home Daycare
  • Daycare Classroom Early Childhood Assistant

Admission Process:

Admission Requirements

Applicants must:

be 16 years of age or older

have completed grade 10 or equivalent

Admission Process

The admissions process as follows:

Step 1: Sign up

Please visit to sign up and pay for the course.

Step 2:

You can now begin the course!


Course Calendar

Course Dates: This course is online and self-directed (completed at your own pace).

An instructor will follow your progress and provide feedback as you move through the course. 

Duration: This course is to be completed in 4 months

Course Fees

Early Childhood Montessori Assistants Certificate: $495.00

Please note there is a required book for this course called: At the Heart of Montessori 4: The Pre School Child (3-6 Years) by Clare Healy Walls. This book can be purchased at:

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Please note that the course fees are non-refundable.