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Announcing Dates: 9-day 0-3 AMI Certificate Course, Sept.

08/03/2018
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Kia Ora Koutou MMEF Supporters

Starting with sad news… MMEF regrets to announce that the 0-3 Diploma Course due to start in May this year, has been cancelled due to insufficient enrolments.

We are extremely disappointed given the interest that was conveyed amidst the preparation of making the AMI 0-3 training a possibility in New Zealand. We’ve really appreciated the encouraging communications we’ve had with centres and potential students though in the process.

On a positive note however…

In response to centres and potential student feedback and the boundless enthusiasm of AMI 0-3 Trainer Julia Hilson, we are delighted to be able to offer another AMI 0-3 Certificate Course over 9-days in September this year. The dates are 3rd – 7th & 11th- 14th September (9days) thus allowing for the observation component to be completed 8th – 10th.

The venue will be Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre, Albany, Auckland.

The course brochure goo.gl/u9LvKW and on-line registration form https://goo.gl/WbRzxW is now available.

N.B. With increasing pediatric research stating the vital importance of development within the first 2 years of life, if your centre enrolls children aged anywhere from birth to three – this course is a must for you.

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How do I find out more about AMI Training Courses in Aotearoa, New Zealand?
Visit https://www.mmef.org.nz/courses/ for the AMI 3-6 Certificate & Diploma Course brochures, application form and further details.

Noho ora mai MMEF

Early Bird Discount for AMI 3-6 Certificate Course ends March 9th – Don’t Miss Out!

24/02/2018
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AMI 3-6 Certificate Course, April 17th – 28th 2018 (9 days) Auckland

The early-bird deadline for the AMI 3-6 Certificate Course is fast approaching. Register and pay before Friday March 9th and qualify for the early-bird discount – don’t miss out!

Who is the Course for ?

  • parents & whanau of children aged 2.5 – 6 years
  • ECE teachers working in a 3-6 Montessori environment who would like to gain an AMI Certificate
  • administrators and trustees with a profound interest in the 2.5 – 6  age child
  • anyone considering studying for the AMI 3-6 Diploma.
  • all ECE professionals with profound interest in young children

DSC_6670Who By? AMI 3-6 Trainer – Carol Potts

When? Tuesday 17th to Saturday 21st April, 24th & 26th – 28th April (9 days). This allows for time in between to complete the 9 hours of observation.

Where? Yarnton House, Royal Oak & Glendowie Montessori Pre-school.

How to Enrol? To download the course brochure – click on https://goo.gl/iyc5d5. To register on-line click on the link goo.gl/umuejm

       

A Worthwhile View

It’s around 8 minutes in length and well worth listening to:

Lillard.PhotobyTomCogill.2016.IMGL0303.1sqDr Angeline Lillard, Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia and author of ‘The Science Behind the Genius.’

“Dr. Lillard makes an important distinction between what authentic Montessori is and often what parents, educators and the public view as Montessori. Her research continues to support important outcomes in authentic Montessori”.

https://www.facebook.com/childdevelopmentlabs/videos/1540497069319741/

How do I find out about AMI Training Courses in Aotearoa, New Zealand?

Visit https://www.mmef.org.nz/courses/ for the AMI 3-6 Certificate & Diploma Course brochures, application form and further details.

Noho ora mai MMEF

AMI 3-6 Certificate Course, April–Don’t Miss Out!

24/01/2018
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Kia Ora Koutou MMEF Friends

This first newsletter of the year comes with wishes for a wonderfully productive and fulfilling 2018!

Hopefully you’ve all had some time to re-charge your batteries, in preparation for a purposefully engaging year.

3-6 Certificate Course, Auckland – April

If you haven’t already – do send in your applications for the AMI 3-6 Certificate Course from April 17th – 28th – 9 day course . Due to high demand we had to close applications for the last Certificate course, don’t miss out this time.

Follow the links for AMI 3-6 Certificate Course brochure at https://www.mmef.org.nz/courses/ – you can register on-line.

AMI 0-3 Diploma Deadline

In a previous newsletter, MMEF asked that applications for the 0-3 AMI Diploma Course be submitted before the end of 2017. Thank you to those of you who made it!

At your request we have extended the deadline to Friday 23rd February latest. At this time MMEF will decide if there is sufficient interest for the 0-3 Assistants to Infancy Training to proceed.Fingers_Crossed

The venue is booked, a highly sought after AMI trainer secured, all that’s left to do is to submit your fully completed applications NOW!

Here’s what previous 0-3 students have said of the course,

Thinking about studying for the 0-3 course could be a daunting experience, especially when you may need to be away from your friends and family for periods of time. Yet I made the decision and let me tell you, this course has completely changed my life! “ 

There is almost nothing similar in a 0-3 environment when comparing it to a 3-6 environment. Every piece of material is used in a totally different way with the children in the first half of this plane of development. Nothing in my 3-6 training helped prepare me… I can say, hand on heart, there is no possible way I could run a successful 0-3 class with my 3-6 training such is the difference. What I did get from the training was a deep and profound understanding of a totally different child”

AMI Course Information Evening – Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre – Wednesday 21st February at 7.00p.m. – 8.30p.m.

  • venue-lotus-1-kawai-purapuraWould you like to know more about the Montessori approach to child development?
  • Are you considering enrolling for one of the AMI Courses commencing this year?
  • Why is current neuroscience endorsing an approach to education that began over 110 years ago?

If you have an interest in child development and considering a career applying Montessori principles – join MMEF for this informal evening.

Venue address: Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre,14 Mills Lane, Albany, Auckland. Park in the public carpark on Mills Lane and follow the tree-lined path up the hill.

RSVP by Friday 16th Feb. to mmefnz@outlook.com.

AMI 3-6 Diploma starting July 2nd, 2018

Interviews underway – apply today!

Dates: 2018 Module 1 – July 2nd to 27th – (4 wks.)

Module 2- September 24th to 12th October – (3 wks.)

2019 Module 3 – January 7th to 25th (3wks)

Module 4 – April 8th to May 3rd (4 wks.)

Module 5 – July 1st – 19th (3wks)

Module 6 – September 30th to October 18th (3 wks.)

2020 Module 7 – January 6th – 31st (4 wks.)

Plus 3 weeks of Observations & 7 weeks of Teaching Practice.IMG_0432

Venue: Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre, Albany, Auckland – accommodation available on site.

Director of Training: Carol Potts – AMI 3-6 Trainer.

Visit https://www.mmef.org.nz/courses/ for course brochure, application form and further details.

Noho ora mai MMEF

Credits for AMI 3-6 Diploma (Level 7) to B.Ed. Tchg. (ECE)

18/12/2017
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Kia Ora Koutou MMEF Supporters

As the year draws to a close MMEF are delighted to end the year on a high note. jonge-jongen-die-een-trompet-blazen-68091784

MMEF & Te Rito Maioha are delighted to announce – graduates of the AMI 3-6 Diploma (Level 7) will automatically receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for 2 papers towards a B.Tchg. (ECE). This equates to about half a year of study which will be credited. Exciting news indeed!

Further details will be available early in 2018.

And once again, wishing you all Season’s Greetings – Ngā mihi o te Tau Hou ki a koutou katoa.

MMEF Team

Staff Appraisals + Budget Setting + Future P.D. goals = AMI Training

04/12/2017
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Kia Ora Koutou MMEF Supporters

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We really enjoyed seeing many of you at the MMEF/MANZ 0-3 workshop recently, and from your feedback, you enjoyed the weekend too!
In fact, arising from many informal chats over that weekend MMEF came up with the idea for a new website page entitled Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) which we’ve devoted to answering your questions around training.
Do you have a question? Visit the FAQ page at mmef.org.nz. and you may just have it answered. And do keep those questions coming. 
    
PrintAMI Professional Development 2018
As we approach the end of the school year – as many of us are winding up staff appraisal goals, considering next year’s P.D. and revisiting the budget for next year – don’t miss the following AMI courses: 

AMI 3-6 Certificate Course – April 17th – 28th (9 days)
Download the course brochure here goo.gl/iyc5d5
and register on line here goo.gl/umuejm

AMI (Assistants to Infancy) 0-3 Diploma Course starting in May 2018 with Director of Training – Julia Hilson.
If you own, manage or spend your days in an environment with babies and infants under three – it will never be easier to access quality AMI Montessori training tailored to support the essential construction of the personality during the1st three years of life.
Applications for the AMI 0-3 Diploma Course are required before Dec. 20th alternatively, to assist MMEF with its planning, please email mmefnz@outlook.com by this date if your application is in process. Centre managers & owners – see the multi payment options for centres which have been especially aligned with funding payment dates.   
     
AMI 3-6 Diploma Course starting July 2018. Director of Training – Carol Potts   
Interviews are well underway for the 3-6 Diploma Course (Level 7) don’t miss out. Download the course information at mmef.org.nz today!   
     
Are You AMI trained & Seeking a New Role in 2018?   
MMEF is currently seeking a Course Assistant/Administrator to work alongside the Director of Training on the 3-6 Diploma course starting in July 2018. Download further details here goo.gl/ZRWhWf or email mmefnz@outlook.com.   
     
AMI 0-3 & 3-6 Course Information Evening – February 2018

venue-lotus-1-kawai-purapuraMMEF and friends will be hosting a joint 0-3 & 3-6 Course Information evening in Lotus Sanctuary at Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre, 14 Mills Lane, Albany on Wednesday  February 21st at 7.00p.m.

Come and join and explore ‘Montessori – An aid to Life’ .   
  
New email address
As many of you will be aware Vodafone discontinued their email services on November 30th, hence MMEF has a new email address. mmefnz@outlook.com

Please remember your thoughts, ideas and comments are always welcome.

Kia ora rawa atu,

MMEF

Staff Appraisals + Budget Setting + Future P.D. goals = AMI Training

03/12/2017
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Kia Ora Koutou MMEF Supporters

question-marks-chalkFAQs
We really enjoyed seeing many of you at the MMEF/MANZ 0-3 workshop recently, and from your feedback, you enjoyed the weekend too!
In fact, arising from many informal chats over that weekend MMEF came up with the idea for a new website page entitled Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) which we’ve devoted to answering your questions around training.
Do you have a question? Visit the FAQ page at mmef.org.nz. and you may just have it answered. And do keep those questions coming. 
    
PrintAMI Professional Development 2018
As we approach the end of the school year – as many of us are winding up staff appraisal goals, considering next year’s P.D. and revisiting the budget for next year – don’t miss the following AMI courses: 

AMI 3-6 Certificate Course – April 17th – 28th (9 days)
Download the course brochure here goo.gl/iyc5d5
and register on line here goo.gl/umuejm

AMI (Assistants to Infancy) 0-3 Diploma Course starting in May 2018 with Director of Training – Julia Hilson.
If you own, manage or spend your days in an environment with babies and infants under three – it will never be easier to access quality AMI Montessori training tailored to support the essential construction of the personality during the1st three years of life.
Applications for the AMI 0-3 Diploma Course are required before Dec. 20th alternatively, to assist MMEF with its planning, please email mmefnz@outlook.com by this date if your application is in process. Centre managers & owners – see the multi payment options for centres which have been especially aligned with funding payment dates.


AMI 3-6 Diploma Course starting July 2018. Director of Training – Carol Potts

Interviews are well underway for the 3-6 Diploma Course (Level 7) – don’t miss out. Download the course information at mmef.org.nz today!


Are You AMI trained & Seeking a New Role in 2018?

MMEF is currently seeking a Course Assistant/Administrator to work alongside the Director of Training on the 3-6 Diploma course starting in July 2018. Download further details here goo.gl/ZRWhWf or email mmefnz@outlook.com.


AMI 0-3 & 3-6 Course Information Evening – February 2018
venue-lotus-1-kawai-purapuraMMEF and friends will be hosting a joint 0-3 & 3-6 Course Information evening in Lotus Sanctuary at Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre, 14 Mills Lane, Albany on Tuesday February 20th at 7.00p.m. 


New email address
As many of you will be aware Vodafone discontinued their email services on November 30th, hence MMEF has a new email address. mmefnz@outlook.com

Please remember your thoughts, ideas and comments are always welcome.

Kia ora rawa atu,

MMEF

Staff Appraisals, Budget Setting, Future P.D. goals = AMI Training!

03/12/2017
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Kia Ora Koutou MMEF Supporters

question-marks-chalkFAQs

We really enjoyed seeing many of you at the MMEF/MANZ 0-3 workshop recently, and from your feedback you enjoyed the weekend too!

In fact, arising from many informal chats over that weekend MMEF came up with the idea for a new website page entitled Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) which we’ve devoted to answering your questions around training.

Do you have a question? Visit the FAQ page at mmef.org.nz. and you may just have it answered. And do keep those questions coming! 

     

AMI Professional Development 2018

As we approach the end of the school year – as many are winding up staff appraisal goals, considering next year’s P.D. and revisiting the school budget for next year – don’t miss the following AMI courses: 

AMI 3-6 Certificate Course – April 17th – 28th (9 days)

Download the course brochure here goo.gl/iyc5d5

and register on line here goo.gl/umuejm

AMI (Assistants to Infancy) 0-3 Diploma Course starting in May 2018 with Director of Training – Julia Hilson.

If you own, manage or spend your days in an environment with babies and infants under three – it will never be easier to access quality AMI Montessori training tailored to support the essential construction of the personality during the1st three years of life.

Applications for the AMI 0-3 Diploma Course are required before Dec. 20th alternatively, to assist MMEF with its planning, please email mmefnz@outlook.com by this date if your application is in process. Centre managers & owners – see the multi payment options for centres which have been especially aligned with funding payment dates. You can do this! 

AMI 3-6 Diploma Course starting July 2018. Director of Training – Carol Potts

Interviews are underway for the 3-6 Diploma Course (Level 7) – don’t miss out. Download the course information at mmef.org.nz today!

Are You AMI trained & Seeking a New Role in 2018?

MMEF is currently advertising for a Course Assistant/Administrator to work alongside the Director of Training on the 3-6 Diploma course starting in July 2018. Download further details here goo.gl/ZRWhWf or email mmefnz@outlook.com.

AMI 0-3 & 3-6 Course Information Evening – February 2018

venue-lotus-1-kawai-purapuraMMEF and friends will be hosting a joint 0-3 & 3-6 Course Information evening in Lotus Sanctuary at Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre, 14 Mills Lane, Albany on Tuesday February 20th at 7.00p.m. 

New email address

As many of you will be aware Vodafone discontinued their email services on November 30th, hence MMEF has a new email address. mmefnz@outlook.com

Please remember your thoughts, ideas and comments are always welcome.

Kia ora rawa atu,

Carol, Tia, Anna & Shirley – MMEF