top of page

Birth to Three Montessori Credential Admission Criteria andApplication Process

____HS/College transcript or diploma

____Current Resume’

____Current, color photograph                                   

____Non-refundable registration fee ($850)

____Reading reflection

____2-page typed essay as outlined 

____HS/College transcript or diploma

____Current Resume’

____Current, color photograph                                   

____Non-refundable registration fee ($850)

____Reading reflection

____2-page typed essay as outlined 

 Email Christine@gracemontessori.net for a copy of the form below:

     GRACE MONTESSORI TEACHER EDUCATION  APPLICATION FORM    

 

PLEASE PRINT

 

Name (as it is to appear on the certificate) ________________________________________________

 

Address _____________________________________________________________________

 

Mailing Address (if different) _______________________________________________________

 

Email address_________________________________________________________________

 

Best phone number____________________________________________________________

 

Date of Birth (mm/dd/year) _____________________________________________________

 

  1. Please answer the following questions in a two-page essay.

    1. Why do you want to take this training?  What is your career goal when you complete the course?

    2. Do you have any experience in working with young children?  Please describe—babysitting, volunteer work, employment, etc. 

    3. Describe how you feel you best learn--do you struggle with written assignments, do you prefer oral presentations, etc.?

2.   Read the following passage from Dr. Montessori’s lecture in London on November 11, 1946.  Explain what you          feel this means (not a summary).  Instructions for writing reflections on all specified reading assignments:

  • Margins: Use a 1” margin on all sides.

  • Typed:  All assignments must be typed.

  • Line Spacing: Use a 1.5 or double line spacing. Although you may be able to submit your work in single-line spacing, this makes your essay easier to read.

  • Paragraphs: Double space between paragraphs.

  • Fonts: Use either, Century Gothic, Arial, or Calibri fonts in 14-pt type.

  • Alignment: Use “left align.” Do not justify the alignment.

(See https://flexcollegeprep.com/college-application-essay-format/ for further information).

 

“When we speak about the behaviour of men and animals, we refer to their purposeful movements.  This behaviour is the centre of their practical life.  It is not just the practical life in a house, cleaning rooms, watering plants, etc. that is important, but the fact that everyone in the world must move with a purpose and must work not only for himself but also for others.  It is strange that man’s work must also be work in the service of others; if this were not so, his work would have no more meaning than gymnastic exercises.  All work is done not only for ourselves but also for others.  Even something as frivolous as dancing would be pointless without an audience.  The dancers, who perfect their movements with so much trouble and fatigue, dance for others.  Tailors who spend their lives sewing could not wear all the clothes they make themselves.  Yet tailoring, like gymnastics, requires lots of movements.

 

If you have a vision of the cosmic purpose, that every life in the world is based on this movement with a purpose, you will be able to understand and better direct the children’s work.  In the beginning, children are urged by nature to be active.  They are happy when they are active.  They begin to develop the behaviour of humanity with its limits and its possibilities.  Movement is closely connected to psychic life; we must move with intelligence, will, character, etc.”

 

I am applying as a candidate for the 2024-25 Birth to Three Cohort.  I am attaching the following documents with this application:                                   

 

____HS/College transcript or diploma

____Current Resume’

____Current, color photograph                                   

____Non-refundable registration fee ($850)

____Reading reflection

____2-page typed essay as outlined 

 

 

I understand that I also need two letters of reference sent directly to christine@gracemontessori.net.  I will meet with Mrs. Munn for my entrance interview once the above items are submitted.  I will be notified of my acceptance status within 5 days of my interview; at that time, I will be given my books and contract for signature.

 

 

Signed_____________________________________________ Date _________________

 

 

671 Lumpkin Campground Rd South      Ste 235-240        Dawsonville, GA  30534

bottom of page