By choosing a Montessori school, recognized by AMI (American Montessori International) you are ensuring that your child’s teachers are both extremely skilled and highly trained. While the adults in charge of most preschool programs certainly care about children, there is little or no consistency in the level or type of training they have received.
Many Montessori teachers have a degree in education, and it is common for their Montessori training to be part of a Master’s in Education degree. All AMI teachers must become certified for the program they want to teach. Teachers can be trained to teach infants, primary and/or elementary. The Assistant to Infancy training prepares teachers for Parent/Infant programs, Nido programs for infants up to 16 months, and Toddler programs for children 16 -30 months. Primary training is for ages 3-6; elementary is for ages 6-12, and adolescence is for ages 12-18. AMI is recognized worldwide as the leading accrediting organization for Montessori training programs, and we are lucky to have our own world-class training center right here in Minnesota. It’s why we have so many fantastic Montessori schools in the Twin Cities.