AMI 3-6 Certification Course in Bulgarian ONLINE format


April 25-May 20, 2022


800€ or 1 565BGN

Course Director

Elina Rautasalo

Elina Rautasalo is an AMI 3-6 Trainer with over 30 years of experience in the field of education, working with both children and adults in her native Finland and abroad. Her Montessori journey began in London at the Maria Montessori Training Organisation, (now the Maria Montessori Institute), in the early 1990s. Elina has been a member of the MMI’s training team for over 20 years. Elina has served as the chair of Montessori Society AMI(UK) and as a council member of Montessori Education UK. She is an AMI examiner and lectures both in the UK and internationally. In addition to London, Elina has directed AMI’s 3-6 courses in South-East Asia as well as in Prague. At present, Elina is Director of Training at Montessori Institute Prague.


  • Receive International Certificate by Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) recognized all over the world.
  • Learn from a very experienced AMI Training Directress Elina Rautasalo.
  • Study International AMI Assistants Course from the comfort of your home.


  • Parents
  • Teachers
  • School leaders and administrators
  • All adults interested in child development


  • Become able assistants in a Montessori Children’s House.
  • Learn how to support and help the classroom director/directress maintain equilibrium within the class, how to observe, when and how to intervene and not interfere.
  • Gain knowledge of Montessori’s understanding of freedom and discipline.
    Acquire the ability to support the development of the child by assisting the teacher.


54 hours of live online sessions.
Independent Study
Approximately 10 hours of independent study.
9 additional hours of obligatory observations.
COVID-19 Restrictions
Specific instructions on how to observe will be given during the Course, taking into account the restrictions which may be imposed by Covid 19.


Course orientation meeting will be held on April 22, 2022 at 6:00PM CET.

Application period ends: April 22, 2022 at 13:00 or when the course is full.

COURSE SCHEDULE: April 25-May 20, 2022

WEEK 1 – April 25-29, 2022 (Monday-Friday) – 10:00am-16:00pm

WEEK 2 May 16-20, 2022 (Monday-Friday) – 10:00am-16:00pm

Total of 60 course hours.

Outside of this course schedule, students will undertake 9 hours of Observation.
Specific instructions on how to conduct Observation will be given during the Course.

These dates may be subject to change.

Any change will be announced in advance and in writing.


  • There will be live lectures given by trainers on “Zoom” platform.
  • Course work and course communication will be done on platform “Schoology”.
  • The course requires general ability to use computers and the internet and willingness to learn to use Zoom and Schoology platforms.
  • Students will receive technical support during the period of time when the course is given.


  • English.
  • With interpretation of the spoken word to Czech and Hebrew.
  • All course work, including written assignments, can be done in English, Czech, Slovak and Hebrew.
  • Students need to have an adequate level of spoken and written English, Czech, Slovak or Hebrew to take the course.


I. Introduction to Montessori
II. The Role of the Directress
III. The Role of the Assistant
IV. Overview of the Planes of Development
V. The Child’s Mind from 0-6 years, Sensitive Periods
VI. Order: The importance of Order and Precision, Order in the development of personality
VII. Movement 0-6: Development of Movement and its significance for the child
VIII. Language: Development of, also taking into account the following elements: Preparation of the adult, Use of language in general
Vocabulary: correct, precise, rich, scientifically exact
How to listen to children, How to elicit language
IX. Independence: development, physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual, interdependence
X. Prepared environment: Home and Casa dei Bambini (the physical and the intangible)
XI. Freedom and Discipline: Concept from MM point of view, growth of Discipline as inner development
XII. Social Development
XIII. Observation and its relevance (technique and recording of)
XIV. Music and Art
XV: Maintaining the environment (indoor and outdoor)


The Secret of Childhood, The Absorbent Mind, The Child in the Family, Education for a New World.
Obligatory reading texts are available in English language. Some are available also in Czech. Some reading texts will be made available to students during the course.


Three essays
Submission of three papers (500 words) on topics set by the Trainer.
9 hours of observation.
Reports and Notes
Submission of observation notes and observation report.
Submission of handmade materials.
Minimum of 90% attendance.
Overall satisfactory participation in the course
As evaluated by the Trainer.

If you would like to register in the upcoming AMI AC 3-6 or have any other questions, please contact us!

Contact us

Online registration form: click here


Telephone: +359 878 832 823

The course will be conducted in English with simultaneous translation in Bulgarian language.

The course is run by Association Montessori Internationale and is co-hosted by Montessori Society Bulgaria and Montessori Institute Prague.

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