FAQ

Montessori is a teaching methodology that has become very popular today. It helps children learn in a very hands-on way using concrete materials.

Brain research and other research in the field of early childhood support this methodology to teach children, especially in their golden years (0-6 years).

Montessori does not just focus on academics but on the Whole Child: Physical, Intellectual, language, emotional and social development.

Montessori prepares children for life!

Montessori Curriculum is flexible and very child-centred. Children are allowed to progress at their own rate. The teacher is a facilitator who connects the child with his environment and children learn through exploration and discovery. In Montessori, children own their learning. They choose the learning of their choice and work hands-on with concrete materials. The materials are multi-sensory and children learn practical and soft skills while developing their wholesome personalities.

Maria Montessori designed her methodology through her scientific observations while working with children.

EVERY child can benefit from her teaching method. They work well with Special needs, Gifted children and children with different temperaments.

In a Montessori classroom, children are not judged or compared. They progress at their own pace and no child is ahead or left behind.

There are many types of research to show that Montessori children are better prepared academically, socially, and emotionally for life in their later years.

They score well on standardized tests and are generally better than children from conventional schools showing more responsibility, commitment, and enthusiasm for learning and are better at adapting to new situations. They also show more empathy and have better social graces.

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We provide the knowledge and skills and training through our Montessori Program that will help you get qualified as a CERTIFIED Montessori Teacher for Early Childhood (2.5-6 years). 

The Academy of Montessori is in the process of accreditation with MACTE. If approved, your Diploma certificate will also bear the MACTE gold seal, and you will be a MACTE-certified Montessori Early Childhood Educator.

MACTE stands for the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

It was founded in 1995 to help improve the quality of academic degrees and certificate programs for Montessori professional educators.

Any MACTE-approved training centre is accepted as a recognised training provider worldwide.

To join our Montessori courses, you will need to:

  • Be fluent in English (reading & writing)
  • Able to put aside up to 5 hours a week
  • Have access to a computer/laptop
  • Have a stable internet connection
  • Attend 2-3 monthly Zoom meetings for synchronous learning
  • Attend 120 hours (3 weeks) In-Residence in our centre in Jakarta.
  • Commit to doing a teaching practicum of 400 hours in a Montessori school (in your home town)

If you have completed/started a Montessori Certificate/Diploma course in another institution, you can transfer your credits to learn/continue learning with us.

The ACADEMY OF MONTESSORI accepts a transfer from other Montessori teachers’ training with the following terms and conditions:

  • The transfer should be done within 3 years, calculated from the date you are enrolled in the previous institution.
  • We will need to review the records of any assignments completed, marks, practicum, etc., from the previous institution.
  • We will assess if you can continue or need to redo any modules.
  • You will be charged based on the number of modules and other requirements. We will let you know of the charges in advance before your enrolment.

Kindly note: The ACADEMY OF MONTESSORI reserves the right to decline any transfer application.

Teaching is not for everyone…

You will need to love children and have a desire to make a difference in their lives. You also need patience and commitment. It may be best if you go to a nearby preschool and observe a class in action and interact enough with children to see if you really want to learn to teach them.

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Montessori says…

“It is not true that I invented what is called the Montessori Method… I have studied the child; I have taken what the child has given me and expressed it, and that is what is called the Montessori Method.”

References to MACTE throughout this document are solely to indicate that ACADEMY OF MONTESSORI is an applicant in good standing with the Montessori Council for Teacher Accreditation (MACTE).  Applicants in Good Standing status in no way determine the outcome of the accreditation decisions by MACTE.