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On the invitation of The Public Organization “Support and Development of Montessori in Ukraine”, AMI Affiliate, the 1st official AMI Montessori Diploma Course 0-3 - ASSISTANTS TO INFANCY will be hosted

With great pleasure we welcome you to participate in the full official AMI course, which will be hosted in Odessa, Ukraine, for the first time by Maria Montessori Academy – the First Montessori Training Center in Ukraine.

The present course trains specialists for work with children from birth to 3 years old and their parents and fully corresponds to the same AMI courses, hosted all over the world. At the end of the course, after the final exams the qualification of “Assistants to Infancy” is granted.

Course Dates:

The course has been postponed. New course dates are being finalized and will be announced shortly.

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Course Director – Sharlyn Smith

Шарлін СмітAMI 0-3 Montessori Trainer, holds AMI diplomas at both the 0-3 and 3-6 levels with more than 25 years of classroom experience in both 3-6 and 0-3 environments as well as three-years’ experience as Head of School at the Juneau Montessori School. Sharlyn earned B.A. degrees in Japanese Language and Literature and International Affairs from the University of Colorado (1984) and holds M.Ed. in Montessori Education from Loyola University (2002).

The course will be held in English with the consecutive interpretation into Russian.

Module dates and format can be changed due to the Trainer’s schedule or force-majeure reasons.

The Course consists of 18 weeks of education (12 weeks on-site and 6 weeks online). During breaks between modules students should do obligatory theoretical and practical tasks for the successful completion of the course.

The Assistants To Infancy course requires:

· 250 hours of observation. (The place for observation practice will be discussed during the first module. Observations should be done before the beginning of the third module).
· 50 hours of Teaching Practice. Practice Teaching has to be done with an AMI trained guide with a minimum of 3 years classroom teaching experience. This should be done after the second module but prior to the third).

Timing for ONLINE sessions: 17:00 - 21:00 GMT+ 3 (Kiev time) (1,5 hours; 30-minute break; 1,5 hours; questions/answers section), ZOOM platform.

Presence at all the lectures with the web camera on is obligatory – minimum 90% for the exams permission.

Schedule of lectures for on-site seminars: 5-day training week, full day. 8:30 - 16:30 GMT+3 (Kiev time) with 1 hour break for lunch.

At the beginning of study the students should sign the Agreement. In case of personal reasons that don’t allow to continue the study at the present course, a student has the right to continue his study at the next course of the Maria Montessori Academy or at any other АМI 0-3 course all over the world due to AMI Regulations on giving time.

AMI Diploma after the completion of the Course is the absolute proof of the highest quality of Montessori-education, acknowledged all over the world. Diploma is filled out in English, has a unique number and is registered in AMI and the Maria Montessori Academy’s Registry. The information on Diploma from the Registry is provided on request.

Demands to the students: higher education, undergraduate degree or vocational school or college of any profile; providing with all necessary documents, including medical certificates for work with children of early age.

Provided gifts and bonuses for students are:

• Execution of the obligatory total package of membership in AMI and The Public Organization “Support and Development of Montessori in Ukraine”, AMI Affiliate in Ukraine, for the whole period of study.
• Participation in the workshop on administrative forms of paperwork used in school from the lead specialists
• Basic Overview of the Nature of the Child 3-6

Financial Course conditions and the schedule of payments file

Registration fee of 99 € is payable on submission of Diploma course application. This fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.

The Course cost includes:

The review of the documents of the potential student of AMI for the Course acceptance (including translation them into English), the educational process managing, the full course of lectures and practical activities led by the Trainer and her Assistants, translator services, using the internet platform for online lectures and the content of the Course, advisory services for the preparation of the compulsory materials for the Course, some hand-out (including compulsory one for the material preparation and album presentation), recommendations for the educational practice on the work with children in the active 0-3 Montessori-classes according to AMI standard, checking and one-time (before the examination) revision of the albums, checking and reviewing of the external assignments, advisory services and taking the final exams, (including the arrival of AMI examiners for the administering the exams), and also providing with the translator from Russian into English for taking the exam before the AMI International Commission at the end of the Course, membership fees to AMI and to PO “Support and Development of Montessori in Ukraine”, AMI Affiliate for the educational period, participation in the graduation ceremony.

The cost of the Course DOES NOT include:

travel, accommodation and meals for students, purchasing of literature and stationery products, purchasing of materials for compulsory tasks performance, personal technical communication devices for the lectures in online format, searching places for the performance of the tasks on watching children during the breaks between the modules of the Course, in case of no possibility of watching within the provided by the organizers terms on the recommended locations, additional revising of albums and re-examinations (in case of unsatisfactory performance of the tasks), additional lectures for the completion of the missing ones. Providing medical, psychological help, advisory services that are beyond the pale of the Course.

Taking care of environment, cleaning and other duties in educational environment (performed by students as a practice on the environment care).


• In case of your expulsion or leaving due to personal reasons, the refund is ONLY for unattended parts of the Course on a pro rata basis at the rate of the standard price of the Course, which is 8500 €*.
• In case of not attending the Course the paid amount is non-refundable and non-compensated.

Your pay-in confirms that you accept the above mentioned conditions of receiving the services and are obliged not to record and/or not to distribute the materials of the Course (not to publish, not to place on the Internet sites, not to copy, not to give or sell to third persons). Neither part of materials can be reproduced in any form by means of any modes (including Internet, corporate networks, for public or collective use), by this you understand, that the violation of the authors’ rights will cause the statutorily required responsibility, including the payment of compensation to the rights holder.

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on working days: Mon-Fri since 10:00 till 14:00

*The price in Euro is mentioned for promotional purposes, which is recalculated at the moment of payment due to the commercial course of Euro sale adding 2% of the bank commission.

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