Association Montessori International 0-3

The International Montessori Institute (IMI) offers a comprehensive in-depth course leading to the award of the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) Diploma. Students gain a deep understanding of Montessori principles and practice delivered through a combination of lectures, discussion, observation and teaching practice. All of the training offered at the International Montessori Institute (IMI) is based on the authentic Montessori approach as propagated by the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI).

Study load


During the course you will have to do a minimum 400 hours of classroom based training including lectures and supervised practice, and a minimum of 250 hours of observations of children from birth to three years. 

Structure of Association Montessori International 0-3

International Montessori Institute (IMI) as a training centre

Our training centre at The Hague University of Applied Sciences (The Hague) is one of only around fifty Montessori Training centres in the world which deliver the AMI Diploma, an internationally recognised qualification based on the authentic approach to Montessori education. The 0-3 course will be the first official internationally recognized AMI course in the Netherlands. Whilst the AMI Montessori Diploma primarily qualifies the holder to work with children in school using the Montessori approach, graduates also find employment working with socially disadvantaged children, family support and children with particular special learning needs.


The next course will run in a four study module format starting November 2016:

  • Module 1: Monday 14th November (2016) – Friday 9th of December (2016)
  • Module 2: Monday 13th March (2017) – Friday 14th April (2017)
  • Module 3: Monday 10th July (2017) – Friday 11th August (2017)
  • Module 4: Monday 6th November (2017) – Friday 8th December (2017)


  • Montessori Theory
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Obstetrics
  • Nutrition
  • Hygiene
  • Child Neuropsychiatry
  • Psycho-Sensory Theory and Demonstrations
  • Home Environment Theoretical Introduction
  • Home Environment Demonstrations
  • Communities Theoretical Introduction
  • Communities Demonstrations
  • Supervised Practice
  • Observation and Student Teaching

Your lecturers

Patricia Wallner (MA)

0-3 Trainer

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Contact the study

If you would like to find out more about this study programme, you can send an e-mail to our course manager Anne Elzerman via or give her a call at (+31) (0)6 4206 7136.

Contact the Academy of M&PC Contact us by phone (+31) (0)70 445 8900 or by email

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