Course objectives

 Junior Diploma in Montessori Method of Education is a basic teacher training course in the core subjects of Montessori Curriculum. The training is designed to provide its trainees:

•A basic knowledge in Montessori Philosophy & Theory

•A thorough grounding in the core subjects of the Montessori Curriculum

•A basic understanding of child development

•An appreciation and understanding of the teaching aids developed by Dr. Maria Montessori

•A knowledge of Montessori environment and the role of a Montessori directress/ director/ teacher

•General knowledge on essential aspects of ECED

Course Structure

Part I Practical Modules

1. Montessori Practical Life Exercise
2. Montessori Sensorial Education
3. Montessori Language and Phonics
4. Montessori Mathematics
5. Montessori Cultural Education/ Knowledge and Understanding of the World

 Part II Seminars on Montessori Education

1. Montessori Principle and Theory
3. Theory and Practice of Practical Life Exercises
4. Education of senses and Intelligence Development
5. Early Literacy Issues and Practices
6. English Language and Phonics
7. Development and Importance of Cultural Education

 Part III Seminars on Essential Aspects of ECED

1. Understanding Multiple Intelligence in Early Childhood Classroom
2. Introduction of Child Development Psychology
4. Classroom and Behavior management in Early Years
5. Story Reading and literacy programme

6. Child Health, Nutrition and Safety
7. Creativity and child development

Awards & Course Work

In order to obtain the Junior Diploma award, trainees are required to meet the following criteria:

1. The trainees must attend practical classes.

2. They must attend seminars regularly with min 95% attendance in each subject.

3. They must complete and pass all the course work and assignments and pass written & Practical examinations.

Entry qualification    : SLC (or its equivalent)

Minimum Age             :  17 Years

Duration of course    : 2 ½  –  3months

Course materials       : Upon the acceptance on to the course, students are provided 5 subjects booklets, a book and a phonics CD .

Method of study        : 3-5 days a week (depending on subjects)


Junior Diploma in Montessori Method of Education gives the trainees a good head start to pursue a career in the areas of early childhood education. It qualifies the trainees to work as the teachers of children between 2 to 6 years in two core subjects of Montessori (Practical Life Exercise & Sensorial Education). It also qualifies the trainees to teach Montessori Language & Phonics, mathematics & cultural subjects to the children between 2-3 to 5 years.