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Montessorians from every state in the USA, every province in Canada and from over 120 countries worldwide have graduated from our Montessori Diploma programs.

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I would like to say how pleased I am with your program! I was certified through your program and started my own thriving Montessori school! I refer all of my staff to become certified through you because of your beautiful manuals and convenient courses. I am a working Mother of four small children and it would have been impossible for me to become Montessori certified if it weren't for your program! Thank you for giving everyone a chance to pursue their dreams.

Rachel Supalla, Director/Owner
Discovery Kidzone Montessori School, Montana, USA

I spent over a year looking for a Montessori training program of excellent quality and at an affordable price. After finding NAMC, I phoned around my hometown and other schools abroad and was pleased with the positive response toward NAMC’s diploma programs and my future as a Montessori Directress. During my first NAMC program I found my tutor to be very warm, kind-hearted, and supportive throughout my studies. This continued throughout as I decided to study four of NAMC’s diploma programs: 0-3, 3-6, 6-9 and 9-12 years. The NAMC staff is all wonderfully supportive. The programs themselves are excellent, and the curriculum manuals and resources are magnificent. NAMC offers a willingness to support anyone from all walks of life and any institution, and they provide a sense of belonging. I am very proud to be an Ambassador for NAMC.

Infant/Toddler | Preschool/Kindergarten | Lower Elementary | Upper Elementary
Althea Lookwhy (Switzerland / France)

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NAMC Infant / Toddler Diploma Program Testimonials

Maria Montessori’s common sense approach to teaching children is an absolutely wonderful philosophy. NAMC’s Infant/Toddler program is easily understood and applied. The manuals are put together with great care to keep the focus on presentations and materials needed, and they also provide numerous suggestions for activity enrichment. As a teacher my goal is to develop children with strong foundation skills and work habits that will one day enable them to be responsible for themselves, their own homes, families and communities. As explained in the NAMC manuals: Children who learn early in life to believe in their own abilities and to take pride in their independence and self-discipline, will be well equipped for lifelong success. The Infant/Toddler program gives you the tools and inspiration to be creative and understand the process of learning in a child’s life. Every manual can and should be used as a resource in the classroom every day as a way to enhance the learning environment and explore ideas. I found the manuals easy to use and understand, as the information is presented in a very self explanatory manner.

My tutor was very conscientious and helpful. Her reviews of my assignments were timely and thoughtful. She helped me understand important points that I might have over looked.

Infant/Toddler Program
Teresa Driskill, Missouri, USA

I enjoyed the Infant/Toddler programme. In New Zealand an Infants and Toddlers Montessori teacher training programme is not available, and there are very few Infant and Toddler classes/schools. We were one of the first ones in our area to set up an Infants and Toddlers room to compliment the 3-6 room, so NAMC’s programme was very helpful. It assisted us in developing an understanding of Montessori education for the youngest age grouping, and refine the presentation process, as well as providing lots of ideas for integrating the method into our classroom. We keep the manuals handy in the classroom so they are always available when we need them.

Infant/Toddler Program
Carol Hirst, Whakatane, New Zealand

The Montessori Training Program offered by NAMC will not disappoint you! The materials that you will receive are of the highest quality. The manuals are well structured and easy to follow, this is very suitable for the student who is not a native speaker of English. The program is interesting and challenging at the same time. A student doing any of the NAMC course is going to find this a most enjoyable journey of learning. Customer support is always available so that a student or an administrator does not feel that they are on their own. NAMC is committed to making sure the students who take the course, succeed. Thanks to the NAMC team for making Montessori teacher training accessible, to the remote regions of the world.

Infant/Toddler Program
Vernon Lehmann, Early Learning Project Manager, Kazakhstan

The Montessori 0-3 Classroom Guide has been such an inspiration for me! I have been working in the Nursery Class of a Montessori school for a number of years, and since beginning this course I have been able to compare what I’ve been doing to the recommendations and suggestions contained in the pages of this Classroom Guide. I am so excited to start putting these ‘new ideas’ into practice. I now have valuable information to include in my weekly meetings with my team of assistants, which stands as a perfect reminder of how to bring out the best of a situation, and set each child up for success – which is surely the goal of each and every Montessori teacher. The information I have been studying is presented on such good quality paper, in a manual that is so inviting and user-friendly. I have found that this makes for easier reference, and certainly easier to retain the information.

The Classroom Guide will have Pride of Place in an easy-to-access area in my cupboard as one of my most useful reference books. This will enable me to immediately have this important information on hand, and will also ensure that everything will be put into practice as it is recommended. Thanks to the Classroom Guide, I now have the confidence to become a ‘Montessori Ambassador’. Thank you NAMC!

Frances Vanessa Chowles
Beijing, China

I love the course materials; all the guides are well written and include amazing graphics and information. I was able to use my guides to set up my classroom and in making “works”. I will most definitely recommend your program and look forward to getting my primary training in the near future through NAMC. My tutor was amazing and so prompt. She was really quick about sending detailed feedback. Thank you; I am excited to be a part of NAMC!

Infant/Toddler Program
CaTessa Jones, Texas, USA

NAMC Preschool / Kindergarten Diploma Program Testimonials

I want to thank NAMC for their affordable, flexible, well put together Montessori distance education programs for teachers. I found everything I needed in my NAMC manuals, detailed emails with instructions, reminders, and the NAMC website. Everything from day one was smooth sailing – NAMC could not have made it any easier. My correspondence was always answered within a day or two, with quick, courteous, and knowledgeable responses. I really enjoyed the one-on-one tutor program. I always received very detailed, and positive feedback from my NAMC tutor. I was extremely pleased with the program! If it were not for this program I may have never been able to get my Montessori 3-6 certification. NAMC was the only training program within my price range, and also the only program I could fit into my busy schedule as a full time Montessori Assistant Teacher. The information in the program is just as well put together, and in-depth as any other Montessori college. All the teachers at my school told me how much of a difference they could see as I went on through the year. I felt different as well - so much more confidence in myself, and my ability to work with children. The tutor program is so incredible, I really feel like I was being taken care of, and that someone really cared about my education. I have learned so much and was already offered a Lead position for next year from the school I currently assist at! I have nothing but fabulous things to say about NAMC. Thank you again!

Preschool/Kindergarten Program
Chanel White, Washington, USA

NAMC’s Montessori 3-6 Classroom Guide has helped me immensely from setting up my classroom to building my routine and schedule. I have shared some of the resources with my assistant teacher and used many of the strategies the first week of school. The background knowledge of child development and Montessori history was extremely helpful for my first parent night as I gave a presentation on what Montessori is and what parents should expect to see throughout the year. I felt confident in my presentation even though it is my first year and I am learning along with the parents. I see this guide continuing to benefit my teaching.

Preschool/Kindergarten Program
Nicole Lamb, Alaska, USA

I found NAMC’s Preschool/Kindergarten diploma program to be outstanding. Both its structure and content are very well articulated and relevant for real-life situations that as a teacher, I face almost every day when communicating with, and guiding young children. As children are our future society, their success will partially depend on their everyday learning experiences. NAMC’s program offers tools for teachers to guide children in a natural and beautiful manner. I would recommend this program to all of my colleagues, teachers and friends.

Preschool/Kindergarten Program
Rehana Lalani, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

I am a proud graduate of NAMC’s Montessori Preschool/Kindergarten Diploma Program. I am excited to let you know that I was hired as a Primary Montessori Guide (Teacher) at a public Montessori elementary school in the USA since the beginning of school year 2010. Thank you for the valuable support with my training.

Preschool/Kindergarten Program
Lourdes Brock, Colorado, USA

I really enjoyed every step of my Preschool/Kindergarten diploma program. I loved the way my tutor guided me throughout my program, and assisted me kindly and respectfully. It was a really wonderful experience, and I would recommend anyone who is looking for the best Montessori teacher training program, to choose NAMC.

Preschool/Kindergarten Program
Ayeefar Ahmed, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

NAMC’s Preschool/Kindergarten program was fabulous. It allowed me to gain a full understanding of the Montessori philosophy and materials. Being able to study a course at home at my own pace was essential and I would never have been able to do it otherwise. I enjoyed the program so much that I am looking forward to enrolling in the 6-9 program next.

Preschool/Kindergarten Program
Abigail Brereton Lambert, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

I feel that the Preschool/Kindergarten program is so amazing as well as the materials and resources that come with the program. It makes it so easy to teach children using the Montessori method. I have been teaching preschool Montessori for the past four years, and am so happy to now have my diploma. It has been an amazing distance learning educational experience, and I recommend it to those who are wanting their Montessori certification.

Preschool/Kindergarten Program
Holly Hobbs, British Columbia, Canada

I have taken many graduate level classes throughout my adult life and this program is the very best I have ever experienced! The manuals are beautiful, enjoyable to read, and to the point. They are invaluable and I know that I will read and re-read them over and over to perfect my skills. Congratulations on developing such a fantastic program.

My tutor was the most wonderful tutor/evaluator. She was very helpful, positive, encouraging, and helped me feel confident in my learning. I thoroughly enjoyed every part of this program and am now even more passionate about being a Montessori teacher. Thank you very much!

Acquiring my certification with NAMC has truly been a wonderful experience.

Preschool/Kindergarten Program
Patricia Sindewald, California, USA

My interest in the Montessori method began two years ago when I started working as an ESL teacher in one of the Children's Houses in Milan, Italy. Encouraged by my head teacher I decided to learn more about the Montessori approach. I am happy to have chosen the NAMC Preschool/Kindergarten (3-6) diploma program as I am now well-prepared to work as a Montessori teacher. NAMC’s program is challenging and thought provoking. It has given me a very sound foundation in Montessori education. I would like to thank my tutor for her professional feedback and encouragement during the course.

Preschool/Kindergarten Program
Sylwia Halina Godyn, Milan, Italy

The staff at NAMC was courteous, professional, and quick to respond to any questions/concerns that arose during my training. The cost of the program and materials was extremely reasonable. The training manuals reflected the beauty, organization, and expertise one would expect from a "Montessori" program. All three assignment segments were thought provoking, covered the material and concepts introduced in the manuals thoroughly, and were a pleasure to complete. Overall, my experience with the program was outstanding. Thank you NAMC for providing a high quality, challenging, on-line learning opportunity for a future Montessori teacher!

Preschool/Kindergarten Program
Christine Thomas, Georgia, USA

Before I embarked on this journey with NAMC, I researched other institutions, but I was so impressed with what you had to offer me, I decided to study with NAMC. I am currently employed as an assistant teacher in the 3-6 year old class in a Montessori school and the children in our class truly come from all over the world, and this course is universal. I truly appreciate the network of people involved in my training to become a Montessori teacher.

Preschool/Kindergarten Program
Marazanne C., Manama , Bahrain

I was totally inspired by the Montessori training program you offer and especially by the 3-6 program I completed. I learned so many new things about this age group and the Montessori method. I am really excited about implementing it in our English immersion school here in Lubango, Angola. Thank you NAMC for making this program available throughout the world. I support the Montessori method 100% and I know it can be effective all over the world.

Preschool/Kindergarten Program
Elizabeth Holden, Lubango, Angola

This program is the best. The curriculum is very detailed, interesting, simple and interactive. People admire NAMC’s Montessori curriculum because of the quality and because everything is well explained. I must confess I am happy and can't stop telling people as much as I can about this program. My tutor has been very motivating and kept me engaged. Please don’t stop doing the good job you are doing!

Preschool/Kindergarten Program
Oluwabukola Dada, Lagos, Nigeria

I feel NAMC gave me a wonderful foundation in the Montessori method and insight into the importance of the lessons and materials. Many of the questions in the assignments encouraged independent thinking on my behalf. I loved being able to share my ideas and get feedback from my NAMC Tutor on their merit. I believe that this program has provided me with confidence in my ability to work in the Montessori classroom with passion and success!

Preschool/Kindergarten Program
India Anderson Cox, Tennessee, USA

I just loved the entire Preschool/Kindergarten program but am especially impressed with NAMC’s Language Arts program. All of the manuals and the Classroom Guide are enriched with useful information that I cannot wait to implement in my classroom. The training videos are also enriching. I would certainly recommend this program to everyone. The responses I got from my tutor were consistently helpful and professional. It was a great experience, and I am just proud to say that I am a part of NAMC.

Preschool/Kindergarten Program
Sanah Naik, Karnataka State, India

NAMC Lower Elementary Diploma Program Testimonials

NAMC’s diploma program and curriculum expanded my horizons and developed my Montessori skills. I have used NAMC’s curriculum with Montessori preschool students, elementary public school students and the aftercare program students. All have benefited from the new techniques that I have learned from NAMC. The resources and format inherent in the manuals allow teachers to help develop both curiosity and imagination in the children. The service and support I received from NAMC was outstanding. I have recommended your program to many of my colleagues and friends. I am a strong NAMC supporter!

Lower Elementary Program
Diane Simons, Washington, USA

The Lower Elementary program was awesome. I learned things that I never learned as a child. It's marvelous to know that the Montessori method is designed to work with all children, and it maximizes each child's potential. My tutor was wonderful. She provided prompt feedback and evaluation of my coursework. She answered my questions thoroughly and offered her support. I loved her kind comments and encouragement! She even said I could contact her in the future if needed. Now, that's an amazing tutor!

I loved the manuals. They were very easy to follow and comprehend. My students wanted to look at them as well. They were excited to see what lessons would be coming in the future and even selected some that they were interested in.

Your program is simply first class. I'm a full-time college student and full-time teacher as well. It was great being able to work at my own pace. I wouldn't have been able to take this course, but because it was distance training, I was able to.

Lower Elementary Program
Tami Andel, Texas, USA

Studying my Lower Elementary Montessori diploma with NAMC was a wonderful experience! I learned so much; and I will definitely be a better Montessori teacher.

The manuals are well organized and easy to use. The language is simple and clearly understood, which is important to students when English is their second language. All my life I had problems with Mathematics, but now everything makes sense; there is logic in Math! I am even having fun preparing the activities. They are so detailed and well explained. I am amazed by NAMC’s dedication, accuracy, and kindness.

I was astonished reading the History manual; it is so creative, and like a real time machine — my children and I travelled to the ancient times, to outer space…it was amazing.

I do not have a single criticism. I do not think there is a better curriculum, and I cannot wait to apply it in the classroom.

In the name of all the children who are going to benefit from my knowledge, thank you. I am proud to be a graduate of NAMC’s program.

Lower Elementary Program
Lina Bayazid, Syria

The NAMC program was perfect for my needs. I am primary trained but worked as a Lower Elementary assistant for 4 years. As a mother, wife, and LE assistant, my time is limited. The NAMC program made it possible for me to study at my own schedule. The manuals are well organized, enriched and succinct. My personal tutor was always available and helpful. If it hadn't been for this program's flexible schedule, first-class materials, and personal tutor, I would not have been able to take my Montessori training. The program format is well thought out and presented very logically. The assignments were enough to help you understand the lesson but not bog you down with lengthy papers, projects, or material-making like some other programs. The NAMC program is perfect.

Lower Elementary Program
Teresa Treat, Texas, USA

I have a preschool of my own and I use only NAMC for my staff’s training. As well, I homeschool my two children using NAMC’s Lower Elementary program. They are doing extremely well and are ready to begin the 9 - 12 program. I thank you for this opportunity. You will never be able to fathom how much this has done for my children.

Lower Elementary (3-9) Program
Carmen J., Gauteng, South Africa

Although strenuous at times due to my other classroom duties, I found the Lower Elementary program to be flexible and informative. I feel I learned more during this program, about the structure and curriculum in a classroom than I did during my Masters and Teacher Credential program. I wish I would have completed this program before teaching my own classroom, but being a current Montessori classroom teacher did help my overall understanding of the terms and activities. The binders are set up in a user-friendly format and provide invaluable activities that can be incorporated into the classroom immediately. My tutor was incredible and supportive during the program. She provided immediate, knowledgeable feedback in a friendly, supportive, and encouraging way. I would definitely recommend this program to other teachers!

Lower Elementary Program
Shannon Thompson, California, USA

I have worked in 3-6 for eleven years, and this is my third year in a 6-9 program. I understood the Montessori philosophy and some equipment, but not all, and was unclear how it all fit together; what comes first, next, etc., and parallel activities. Doing this program, I can now see a clear picture of where I want to take my class and how this all fits together. I have begun to make materials using the blackline masters and they are fantastic. I have had a willing parent volunteer and she is working her way through the geography materials (I had none of this in my classroom). The quality is excellent and the materials are extensive. The manuals are well-presented, clear, and so attractive, how could you not want to work with them? Support has always been quick, helpful, and organized. The emails are always professional, to the point, and so helpful. I have nothing but praise for this training.

Lower Elementary(6-9) Program
Tracey C., Queensland, Australia

NAMC Upper Elementary Diploma Program Testimonials

I found my Upper Elementary training very valuable, interesting, and the contents of the manuals are truly astonishing. I thought it was wonderful how the manuals guide the Montessori teacher through so many different concepts and activities, following the Montessori method, pedagogy and philosophy. The entire program was very interesting, well organized and extremely useful. I also found the NAMC team very supportive, and I appreciated my tutor’s dedication, enthusiasm and support!

Upper Elementary Program
Marcela Chacón , Spain

You guys are awesome! Thank you so much for the US History album. I am eagerly awaiting the math albums and more. Our two upper elementary classes are thrilled with the albums we have thus far...thrilled! I've been teaching for 16 years and have made many attempts to come up with the same type of manual...let's just say mine never came out too well... Thank you for this brilliant work. I showed one of your albums to our AMI consultant who found it very interesting and gave a big nod of approval. Thanks again.

NAMC’s Upper Elementary Curriculum
Elizabeth Zobel, The Montessori School (AMI), Connecticut, USA

NAMC Homeschooler Curriculum Testimonials

I chose to homeschool my 3 children using the Montessori approach, and found there are many different options for Montessori resources. It is only with NAMC that I found everything I need in very comprehensive packages in one place. Their manuals have a very clear format with essential information and beautiful images. I especially appreciate the extension activities proposed at the end of each lesson. The material and lesson suggestions are very flexible and allow me to adapt to the needs of each of my children with their different ages and learning styles, including my son with Down syndrome who benefits greatly from the Montessori approach. With NAMC materials I have found what I need to create a vision and lead my children on their educational journey. In addition, the staff at NAMC is very professional and friendly to work with. I highly recommend NAMC materials to anyone who is interested in teaching using Montessori methods, including educators like me who have little formal training in Montessori methods.

D. Berg
California, USA (Homeschooler)

Unlike other Montessori manuals and instructions available for sale or for free on the internet, NAMC’s manuals have clear pictures and very clear directions with an easy step-by-step approach for anyone to follow, irrespective of their background and familiarity with the Montessori method.

K. Ram
Pennsylvania, USA (Homeschooler)

I received my manuals a month before Christmas and put them to use right away. I created materials for my toddler as Christmas gifts for him, all of which he loved! At two years old, his fine motor skills, language skills and self-confidence have amazed everyone, including our doctor. I owe it all to the Montessori method which we have used since he was an infant. I couldn't have gone on this journey without the help from NAMC! From their manuals to their customer service - they are amazing! Someone is always there to help with any questions and the support is incredible. I look forward to continuing my journey as we move into the 3-6 Homeschool Program, and thanks again for your help!

Monica La Vella
Ontario, Canada (Homeschooler)

We have enjoyed implementing NAMC's extensive curriculum in our home, especially the math, language arts lessons and science binders. I have found the lessons to be clearly presented, and the blackline masters provide amazing resources that the kids and I look forward to using. We have made several booklets with the nomenclature cards as part of our science studies so far. I am looking forward to spending more time studying up on and preparing resources from the other binders this summer and am especially excited to dive into the Great Lessons.

Sonia Giordani-Johnston
California, USA (Homeschooler)

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