Early Childhood Training

Montessori Early Childhood Training

For teachers of children age (2.5 through 6 yrs.)

can to be delivered at your school!

approx. 310 hours of in class

Early Childhood training

Typical class size is 8 - 15 trainees

Admission for Early Childhood Associate Candidate

AMS grants the AMS Associate Early Childhood Credential when the course graduate has a high school diploma or GED, but not a Bachelor's degree. Country, state and local employment requirements vary widely and change periodically. In addition, employment requirements vary in different types of schools (e.g. private, public/charter, faith based, publicly funded). In some locations or schools, an Associate Credential may not qualify for full teaching responsibility.

?Even if it is currently possible to qualify for a full teaching responsibility without a Bachelor's degree, employment regulations may change in the future. The applicant is responsible for checking specific jurisdictions and schools ?for particular employment requirements.

Applicants for this AMS Early Childhood course who do not have a U.S. Bachelors degree from a regionally accredited U.S college/university or its equivalent are required to sign a statement verifying that they have received the above information before they are considered for acceptance into this course.

AMS strongly encourages holders of the Associate Credential to obtain a Bachelor’s degree within 7 years of credentialing. AMS hopes you consider your credential as the beginning of your journey of lifelong learning.

Graduate Credit Available

Graduates of Montessori Opportunities who have a Bachelor's degree can use their Montessori training to count for credit hours from Plymouth State University  and then take additional on-line or on campus courses to earn a Masters Degree in Elementary Education from Plymouth State University.  Because Montessori Opportunities is part of the Seacoast Center - Plymouth State University Partnership Alliance, graduates of  Montessori Opportunities can receive reduced fees for the credits and expedited portfolio analysis through Seacoast Center to obtain a Masters Degree in Education through Plymouth State University.  More information on this program can be found at the Seacoast Center.

"If you are ever presented with an opportunity to learn from Peter Larrow, seize it! Through clear and precise presentations, as well as thoughtful philosophical discussions, Peter imparts a depth of understanding of the Montessori curriculum while suggesting numerous ways to vary and extend the materials.

A careful and considerate listener, Peter skillfully explores your questions/real life scenarios and connects them to theoretical principles which he illustrates with creative ideas you can bring back to the classroom. He possesses the uncommon ability to ground students in practical application, guide them with clear rationale, inspire them with the brilliance of this educational method, and instill reverence for the children they serve.

I am grateful for all the time and dedication Peter and Rosann Larrow give to Montessori education. In addition to bringing the joy of Montessori to children and adult learners, they are leaders in advancing worldwide recognition for Montessori education through their work with Montessori Education Week."

Laureen Golden, MEd, LISW
Ithaca, NY

For details contact:
Peter or Rosann Larrow – Co-Directors

Montessori Opportunities, Inc.
2950 Ridge Road North
Norwalk, Ohio 44857-9160
Phone: 330-962-4727 or 330-701-3745
FAX: 888-351-6235
e-mail peterlarrow@gmail.com or rlarrow@gmail.com

(At this time MACTE Accreditation and AMS affiliation are for Montessori Opportunities, Inc.'s Early Childhood and Elementary I training)