4-Week Course

Practical Life and the Importance of Movement

While simple and often overlooked, Practical Life is the core of Montessori’s Early Childhood program. For many a children lessons in Practical Life will be among their first life experiences! 

In this course you will learn: 

  • How to present lessons that provide an important link between home and school  
  • Activities from dusting to metal polishing, washing dishes and gardening
  • About the development of concentration, coordination of movement and independence  
  • How to help the child learn responsibility for care of self, others and the environment

Course Description

As Montessorians we should strive to develop our Practical Life areas to the fullest benefit of the children. Practical Life is one four major curriculum areas, that also include Sensorial, Language and Math. For most children starting in Montessori schools around the globe, lessons in practical life will be among their first experiences. These “humble tasks of daily living” can be done at home or school, from dusting and sweeping to metal polishing, washing dishes and gardening. 

The essential point to keep in mind is that there are underlying purposes to these lessons, far beyond the mastery of any specific skill: the sense of order, concentration, coordination of movement and independence.

This course is PERFECT for Early Childhood teachers and expectant parents wanting to create learning environments at home. 


  • 100% Online
  • Duration: 4-Weeks
  • Tuition Cost: $349
  • Eligible Hours: 30

Upcoming Course Dates

How It Works

Step 1

Click resister now to purchase this course.

Step 2

Once your payment is processed (2-3 days) you will receive an email from Age of Montessori with your login credentials.

Step 3

After finishing this course you will receive your certification of completion via email. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I have to check in at specific times? 

A: No, this course is completely self-led. No matter what country or time zone you are in you won’t miss a thing.

Q: Will my state recognize these hours for CEU?

A: This depends on the state. Please contact your state education officials to double check. 

Q: Is this course mediated?

A: Yes, a member of our faculty will be monitoring the forums and will be available via email for clarification of topics.

Q: Will I receive a certificate of completed hours?

A: Yes, upon completion of the course you will receive an official certification to present to your state and school. 

Q: Do any materials come with this course? 

A: No. We do refer to our Royal Road to Reading program which you can purchase separately or make your own materials at home. 

In order to meet the needs of our children, we must first understand them.”

– Mary Ellen Maunz, founder Age of Montessori