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EC Assistant and Curriculum

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The Montessori Early Childhood Assistant Teacher Course is designed to orient the new Montessori assistant teacher to the Montessori classroom, and to provide the assistant teacher with the minimum six (6) early childhood education units required by Community Care Licensing.*


  • Montessori Philosophy - The Nature of the Child, The Role of the Adult, and The Prepared Environment
  • Prepared Environment – Health and Safety Issues, Clean, Orderly and Complete Environment
  • Nature of the Child – Sensitive Period for Order Requires
  • Ground Rules, Respectful Group Time and Orderly Transitions
  • Need for Movement Requires Support for Purposeful Movement
  • Role of the Adult – Observe and Overview the Classroom, Preparer of the Environment: To Meet the Needs of the Child
  • Relationship to the Community – Confidentiality and Professionalism
  • Communication with the Family
  • Curriculum: Practical Life, Sensorial, Mathematics, Language Arts, Social Studies, & Physical Life and Science


Required Books:

Montessori: A Modern Approach by Paula Polk Lillard

  • ISBN-10: 0805209204
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805209204


Montessori Rating Scale Early Childhood Environment (MRS)


**Community Care Licensing allows a 1:12 teacher to child ratio for an assistant teacher that has completed a minimum of six (6) units and is continually enrolled in a minimum of two (2) units until the required twelve units are complete. Twelve (12) units are required with at least three (3) units in child development, six (6) units in curriculum, and one (1) unit in child, family and community

Early Childhood

Available Groups

Location: San Leandro, CA
Aug 1 2020 to Aug 9 2020
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
Sep 13 2020 to Oct 4 2020
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
Jan 3 2021 to Jan 24 2021
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
Mar 21 2021 to Apr 18 2021
Location: San Leandro, CA
Jul 31 2021 to Aug 8 2021
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
Sep 12 2021 to Oct 3 2021