【Updated April 20, 2022】
Applications for 2022 have been closed.

Montessori Training of Akiruno Japan
0-3 Teacher Training Course for 2022
recognised by the Association Montessori Internationale

>>>> Aim of 0-3 Teacher Training Course
The 0-3 Teacher Training course, recognised by the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI), trains adults to work with children under three years of age.
The Montessori Assistants to Infancy Training began in 1947 in Rome. Based on thousands of hours of observation of infants and very young children, the work predated many contemporary findings, including self-hypnosis for childbirth, gentle birth, the awareness of infants, the importance of touch and communication, as well as language, music and joy in the environment. Open space and interesting objects encourage free movement and exploration. Special clothing, furnishings and toys made with careful attention to detail are designed in response to the observed needs of the infant. A to I students are prepared to work with parents perinatally, to assist with the infant at birth, to prepare beautiful and responsive environments, and to work in infant and toddler communities in schools, day care settings, hospitals and wherever children under age three are found. It is a course of great benefit, not only for people who work with children, but also for those interested in raising children.

>>>> Period of the course
9th May 2022 – 24th February 2023 (10 months)

>>>> Course Venue
Casa di tutti Akiruno
Address: 3-7-6 Akgkawa, Akiruno-shi, Tokyo, JAPAN
*5 minutes on foot from Akikawa Station on JR Itsukaichi Line

>>>>Contents of the course
Learning the presentation of Montessori materials in the prepared environment.

[Prepared Environment in the course]
*Nido — Environment for children from 2 months old to 14 months old
*Infant Community — Environment for children from 14 months old to 2½ to 3-year-old

[Principal Lectures]
*Theory of Montessori education
— Anatomy, Physiology, Obstetrics, Nutrition, Hygiene
*Home environment
— from birth till 3-year-old
*Material for Psycho-Sensory Motor Development
— from birth to 2½ to 3-year-old
*Child Neuropsychiatry
* Language
— pre-birth till 2½ to 3-year-old
*Practical Life practice

[Time Table and procedure]
The lectures are given in English with an interpreter/translator.
The course will be composed of Lectures, Practical Sessions, Observation and Student Teaching in classrooms (such as nurseries).
* Lectures and Practical Sessions will be 7.5 hours a day from Monday till Friday at the venue in principle.
* Number of hours for Observation and Student Teaching

>>>>Course Schedule (Plan)
1st Block: May 9th, 2022 – July 1st, 2022 (via zoom)
* Lectures
2nd Block: July 2nd – October 9th
*Observation in assigned nurseries
*Individual voluntary observation and written work
3rd Block: October 10th – November 18th (at the venue)
* Lectures & Practical Sessions
4th Block: November 19th, 2022 – January 29th, 2023
*Individual voluntary observation and written work
Final Block: January 30th – February 24th, 2023 (at the venue)
*Lectures & Examinations (written / oral)
*1 – The schedule might change depending on circumstances.

The students who complete the course requirements, including passing the written and oral examinations, will receive the 0-3 diploma of the Association Montessori Internationale.

>>> Director of Training:
Sara Brady (AMI 0-3 Trainer) Sydney, Australia
Sara holds AMI diplomas at both Assistants to Infancy and Children’s House levels. She has a Masters in Education from Loyola College in Maryland.
Sara has worked extensively in a variety of Montessori settings: long-day care, pre-school and Montessori in the home. She has enjoyed working in Nido and Infant Communities as well as parent-infant classes. Sara lives in Sydney, Australia with her husband and three children. Sara is qualified as an AMI Assistants to Infancy trainer and is also an examiner at this level.
She conducts teacher training internationally and is the currently the Director of Training in Dallas, China and Sydney.

Takako Fukatsu : An AMI recognised Montessori Teacher and works as a translator for the Montessori Teacher Training course in Japan.

Course assistant:
Ai Sato : AMI recognised Montessori Teacher

Organized by:
General Incorporated Association, Friends of AMI NIPPON

>>>>Qualifications for applicants
Educationally qualified people and those who work in a kindergarten or nursery and nursery teachers.
Those who graduated from university or college, or are due to graduate in the following spring of the application year.
This course requires particular abilities, and personalities with sincerity, creativity, observation skills and understanding. We will consider some exceptions to the academic qualifications.

>>>>Number of Students
35 students
*The reception will be closed as soon as the capacity is reached.
*The course can be cancelled if the number of applicants do not reach the minimum.

>>>>Tuition Fee
¥770,000 (Tax included)

*Dates of payment of Tuition fee is By the end of April.
*The required AMI membership fee is not included in the Tuition Fee. The information will be given on the first day of the course.
*All the applicants must pay by Japanese Yen.
* Tuition fee are not refundable without exception.
*The tuition fee will be fully returned to all the students in case the course is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment.

From February 1st to April 15th *Closed if we have reached our quota before that date.

>>>>How to Apply
♦ Documents:

1) 1 Application form
2) 1 Graduation Certificate or a letter of possibility of Graduation from your place of study
3) 1 Identification Documents (Passport / Driving License / National Health Card)
4) 1 Health Certificate (Issued within 1 month of application)
*Applications will be accepted From February 1st.
*If all the necessary documents are not ready by the date of application, please contact the organizer by E-mail.
*The application documents will not be returned. Information on the application documents will be strictly protected by the organizer.

♦ Postal Address for applying and How to apply:
• Posting
AMI Montessori Training Course of Akiruno
Casa di tutti Akiruno 3-7-6 Akigawa, Akiruno-shi, Tokyo, JAPAN

All the documents must be scanned and made into PDF files to be sent.

•Interviews will begin March 2022.
• Applicants interviews will be by Zoom or telephone and the results will be announced immediately.
• Applicants from abroad will be interviewed through emails and Zoom and the result will be forwarded immediately.

>>>>Further information on the course
Takako Fukatsu (information on the contents of the course)