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Early Childhood Essentials: Online Course

Early Childhood Essentials: Online Course

Regular price $999.00 USD
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This online course delivers a complete understanding of Montessori education. During your online study, you will delve deeply into the philosophy and psychology that is the heart of the Montessori Method and Message. This option is perfect for anyone working in a Montessori environment, daycare, or home school who does not require a MACTE-accredited certification


  • Start Anytime! The course is available for enrollment at any time.
  • 100% Online, allowing students to study anywhere and anytime.
  • Professional Development Hours
  • 9-12 Months
  • Great for: teacher aides, school administrators, homeschooling parents, or anyone working in a Montessori environment, daycare, or homeschool who does not need MACTE-accredited certification.
  • Certification: Upon completion, students earn an AoM Essentials Certification of Completion


Early Childhood Essentials course covers a comprehensive range of topics:

  1. Online Environment: Emphasizes the natural learning process through environmental experiences.
  2. Course Introduction: Discusses the child's activity as vital to their development.
  3. Preparation of the Teacher - Personal Reflection: Focuses on self-study as crucial for educators.
  4. Maria Montessori - A Short Biography: Explores Montessori's philosophy and goals in education.
  5. Human Tendencies, Sensitive Periods, and the Brain: Addresses the importance of respecting and understanding child activities.
  6. Practical Life: Highlights the importance of practical activities in adaptation to the environment.
  7. History of Methods: Compares Montessori's methods with other early childhood education theories.
  8. Sensorial Development: Discusses the teacher's role in fostering cultural activity.
  9. Stages of Development: Outlines the stages of child development and independence.
  10. Prepared Environment: Emphasizes the teacher's role in creating an effective learning environment.
  11. Development of Language: Explores language development as a natural process.
  12. Liberty and Discipline: Examines the balance between freedom and discipline in learning.
  13. Early Preparation of the Mathematical Mind: Focuses on foundational mathematical concepts.
  14. Movement, Mental Assimilation, and the Work of the Child: Discusses the relationship between physical movement, mental development, and child labor.
  15. Normalization through Work: Explores how work contributes to normalization in children.
  16. Spiritual Preparation of the Teacher: Emphasizes the spiritual aspects of the educator's role.
  17. Wrapping Up Peacefully: Concludes the course with a focus on peaceful closure and reflection.
This course provides an in-depth understanding of Montessori education, emphasizing the holistic development of children and the role of educators in this process.

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Certificate of Completion

Certification of Completion is available upon completion of the course.

Refund Policy

Please note that this course is non-refundable. By proceeding with the purchase, you acknowledge and agree to this no-refund policy.

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AIM Montessori Essentials Course Structure:

This engaging course consists of thoughtfully curated units, each comprising a dynamic blend of multimedia resources to facilitate your learning journey:

  • Insightful Videos: Visualize key concepts through instructive videos that bring the Montessori principles to life.
  • Expert Articles and Excerpts: Immerse yourself in the wisdom of Mary Ellen Maunz and other prominent Montessori scholars through enlightening articles and book excerpts.
  • Collaborative Discussion Forum: Participate in a dynamic online forum where you can exchange ideas, thoughts, and newfound knowledge with fellow classmates.
  • Duration and Accessibility:This self-paced, 100% online course is tailored to accommodate your schedule. With approximately four weeks to completion, you'll have the flexibility to learn at your own pace.

Step into the world of Montessori education with confidence. Enroll now and embark on a journey of growth, understanding, and meaningful contribution. 

  • Step  1

    Click the Enroll button to purchase the course

  • Step 2

    You'll receive an email from AIM confirming your purchase and giving you directions to access the course. is where you go to access the course!

  • Step 3

    Have fun learning & completing the course!

  • Step 4

    After finishing this course, complete the course survey and fill out your information to automatically recieve the Certificate of Completion.

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  • "It was wonderful. The online learning made it possible for me to juggle between my study and my family and my work. It is making learning accessible. The self-pace learning was wonderful, it allowed me to schedule the study time to fit our busy life. I got to learn so much...”-Course Graduate

  • “This course was perfect! I'm the Office Manager and Director of Admissions at a Montessori school, it is really important to me to understand the method very well as one of the main parts of my job when working with admissions is to explain about the Montessori method to families who are new to it...”-Course Graduate

  • “I love how Mary Ellen is so enthusiastic when she talks about Montessori. It made the whole PD enjoyable! I'm so glad that I learned more about the Montessori method and what is going on inside the classrooms...”-Course Graduate