A New Course Offering at Montessori Northwest

Are you brand new to Montessori, considering Montessori teacher training, or ready to learn more about the principles that guide the magic in a Montessori classroom? Introduction to Montessori Education is the perfect place to start.  

This 12 hour course will be offered at various flexible times and formats throughout the year. The course will introduce the history of Montessori education, foundational concepts in human development from early childhood through young adulthood, the development of independence, responsibility, and key elements in preparing environments that support learning at all ages.

The courses will be led by AMI trainers with extensive classroom experience working with children and adults.

At Montessori Northwest, our trainers continue their exemplary work leading students and professionals through Montessori teacher training, continuing education workshops and professional development opportunities.

This is a 12-hour course, offered on-site, 3 different times during the year. See below for dates.

Instructors: Elise Huneke-Stone MEd, Director of Elementary Training, (bio); Ellen Lebitz, Elementary Trainer in Training, (bio); Polli Soholt, Primary Trainer (bio)

Locations: Montessori Northwest, 622 SE Grand Ave., Portland, OR (map); Day Star Montessori, 215 Dempsey Rd., Milpitas, CA (map)

Audience: This course is designed for any adult who works with children. This includes but is not limited to: teachers, after-school instructors, program administrators, nannies, and grandparents. This course is also ideal for those interested in learning more about the formal trainings offered at Montessori Northwest.

Cost: $150

November Course


Course Dates

November 7, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

November 14, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

November 21, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

November 28, 6:00pm - 9:00pm


January Course


Course Dates

Saturday, January 20, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Monday, January 22, 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Wednesday, January 24, 5:30pm - 8:30pm



April Courses


Portland Course Dates

Saturday, April 14, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Saturday, April 21, 9:00am - 4:00pm


SF Bay Area Course Dates

Tuesday and Thursday, April 17 and 19, 5:30 - 8:30pm

Tuesday and Thursday, April 24 and 26, 5:30 - 8:30pm