Thursday, January 19, 2023

Kia Ora Koutou MMEF Supporters

We hope you've had a little time to play, read, sing, or whatever brings you joy, plus reflect on your achievements of 2022. 
Amidst the challenges of last year, there were certainly highlights too, professional and personal, and we hope you've taken a moment to relive these, albeit for some, during your relatively short break.

Now looking forward - a new year, new information, and many new learning opportunities to consider!

AMI 3-6 Diploma Information Eve. Tuesday 7th February @ 7.00p.m (NZDT) on Zoom.
Are you considering studying for the Association Montessori Internationale
(A.M.I.) Diploma starting April 3rd, in Auckland? There is still time to apply! Join Carol Potts, Director of Training to find out about the course details. Past students will also join us, to share their experiences and tips for study success. Meeting ID: 821 8592 1235. Passcode: 838001. By way of RSVP, please text your name and centre/school name to MMEF 021 111 4133. In the meantime, click here for course dates, venue & application details, and follow us on Facebook.

Montessori 101~What You Need to Know

'Montessori 101~ What You Need to Know ' comprises three 2-hour sessions online in February 2023 with 3-6 trainer Carol Potts.

These short, pithy sessions have been designed for those 
new to Montessori and ECE kaiāko working in a Montessori environment. Also, parents and whānau seeking more understanding about this unique approach to development.
Professionals, including centre managers and admin staff, and those profoundly interested in development during the first six years of life would gain from this, plus anyone considering studying for the AMI 3-6 Diploma.

Wednesday, February 8th, 15th & 22nd @ 6.30-8.30p.m. via Zoom.
Cost: $100 (inc., all three sessions); each one will build on the previous session.
Click here for more information and register online here.

0-3 Orientation Certificate, February - March 

Bravo, for those of you who have already registered for the next 0-3 Orientation Certificate with AMI 0-3 trainer, Julia Hilson. This course will now be 100% online, and the good news is - there are still places available!
Visit the MMEF website here for full course details and to register online here.

3-6 Orientation Certificate, May 

The next 3-6 Orientation Certificate will be offered May 8th-31st early evenings plus two Saturday mornings with 3-6 trainer, Carol Potts. The course will follow an online format and at a time to suit those working - please save the dates now!

This course is suitable for those seeking a further understanding of the Montessori approach to tamaiti development plus Montessori centre owners, administrators, and ECE-trained kaiako/teachers in a Montessori setting. Also, for parents, whānau, nannies, carers, and professionals working with young tamariki. For anyone considering studying for the 3-6 Diploma in the future, this course offers the ideal pathway. 
Download the course registration form here and register online here. Ensure to register before April 21st, 2023, to be eligible for early bird registration.

'Marvelous Movement' Workshop with 0-3 trainer Sara Brady~ Sept. 30th ONLINE
We were not born to think. We were born to move. Human creative ideas are nothing in the absence of the manual dexterity that allows tools to be made, complex architecture to be constructed, art to be created, and instruments to be played.” ~ Koziol, et al, 2012.

MANZ & MMEF are thrilled to bring you this engaging workshop as we explore movement opportunities during the first three years of life and how to avoid becoming an obstacle to development. Click here for further details and to register online.

All the best for a peaceful, purposeful and productive 2023,

Kia kaha, kia maia, kia manua nui,