I am sincerely grateful to have a training program of such a high standard available in Bahrain and in person. Every part of the curriculum for the children has a purpose and balances between being inspiring and challenging. It is the education I wish for everybody. I’m grateful that questions about why things follow a certain method are welcome and encouraged, and especially that the method works with the nature of children, not against it. This creates a sense of trust in the instructors, the program and the certifying body, which makes every assignment feel purposeful, relevant and empowering. I am amazed to be growing in confidence about working in a Montessori environment as each week of the training goes by. This would not be possible without the energy of a group and staff committed to the importance of this work and its potential in supporting the wellbeing of children. More importantly, I am inspired and eager to apply the training towards working with children and creating beautiful material that is specific to the local culture. I appreciate being able to combine my other skills with this training for a lifelong career with plenty of opportunities to connect with people of all ages and nationalities, whether physically or virtually.

“The greatest gifts we can give our children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.” – Maria Montessori