Montessori Assistants Training 22-23

Last updated: September 8, 2022
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The Montessori Assistants Training cost is $220 per person, but if your school has several classroom assistants who need to be oriented to their role, our “unlimited enrollment” option for a $1700 flat fee may be the right choice. With an unlimited enrollment, your school can have up to 2 facilitators and an unlimited number of assistants participate in the Montessori Assistants Training. You may enroll new participants under the unlimited option through June 30, 2023.

The assistant in the Montessori classroom has a critical role to play in supporting instruction, building community, and promoting social-emotional development. This asynchronous online course introduces new Montessori primary and elementary assistants to the prepared environment and their role within it. 

The online time requirement for this course is approximately 12 hours; we recommend the course be completed within 6-8 weeks.

Before you register: This course requires a school-based facilitator to support some aspects of the training—a coach, seasoned guide, administrator, or other support staff member. 

A 30-minute orientation call for this facilitator is required before the assistant begins the course. Please contact Director of Professional Learning Katie Brown at to schedule a time.

If your facilitator has already scheduled the call, you may continue with registration. To register multiple participants or to register on behalf of someone else, please select “Group” at checkout. For schools planning to enroll seven or more participants, the “unlimited members” option at checkout is a good option; please email for more information.

Course Outline

1. Welcome to Montessori-Montessori 101
-Orientation to the Montessori environment
-Video observation
-Conference #1
-Written reflection
-Reflection meeting notes
2. Hands, Eyes, Hearts: Orientation to the Role of the Assistant-Role and responsibilities
-Know/Do chart
-Scavenger hunt
-Conference #2
-Reflection meeting notes
3. The Montessori School Community-The role of the adult in Montessori environments
-Implicit bias
-Conference #3-Written reflection
-Reflection meeting notes
4. Getting Started-Reflective practice
-Developing a personal action plan
-Conference #4-Personal action plan
-Reflection meeting notes

Participants who successfully complete the course will be eligible to request Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from Loyola University Maryland.

Paying by check: We accept payment via most credit cards. To request to pay by check, use this form. You will not be registered until your check has been received. Once your check has been received, we will enter your registration for the event and confirm via email. For questions about payment, contact

Photos and Video: NCMPS may take photos or record video during this event. By participating in this event, you consent to your likeness being used for promotional purposes without compensation, and you release NCMPS from any liability related to this use. If you do not want your likeness used in this way, you may inform the event staff, and NCMPS will make its best effort to prevent such use.

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