Starting a Home Based Montessori School

Starting a Home Based Montessori School

It is through work alone that a child develops.” – Dr. Maria Montessori


Self-Directed (Complete at your own pace)

Access for 4 months

12 Modules including:

– Lessons and Learning Resources

– Assignments

– Video Presentations

– Templates and Checklists

Course Overview

“Starting a Home-Based Montessori School” is a certificate course which guides entrepreneurs through the process of planning to open a successful home-based Montessori school business. This Entrepreneurial Certificate course is an online intensive program.

Course Objectives

The objective of this Entrepreneurial Certificate course is to provide individuals with the most comprehensive and current information needed to plan and implement a successful home-based Montessori business within their local community, anywhere in the world.

The program comprises of 12 Modules, methodologically walking entrepreneurs through planning, researching regulations, analyzing demographics and ultimately, launching your own home-based Montessori program. Modules cover such topics as:

  • Indoor Home Design
  • Licensing and Operating Regulations
  • Policies
  • Budgeting
  • Financing
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Community Outreach

Introduction to Alison Potter

Alison graduated with honours from Fleming College with a diploma in Early Childhood Education. After working with young children in both social service and preschool settings, Alison went on to study at Montessori Teachers College and graduated in 2017 with her Infant Toddler Diploma. 
Alison owns The Nest Montessori, a home-based Montessori school, where she runs a Montessori nursery school program for toddlers, as well as a variety of parent-infant programs and classes for new and expecting parents.

Admission Process

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have:

completed a high school diploma and college diploma or university degree or equivalent

successfully pass the English Language Assessment (part of the Application Form)

minimum 2 years’ experience working with children in a childcare setting

preference will be given to those who have completed their ECE or the Montessori Diploma

Admission Process

The admission process is as follows:

Step 1: Submit Application

Application Form (link) and include your updated Resume

Application Fee (currently waived!)

Montessori Teachers College will contact you for an interview

Step 2:

Upon acceptance into the program, you will need to choose a payment option

Program Fees

Application Fee: $0 (Currently Waived!)

Program Fee: $975.00 (see Schedule of Tuition Payments below)

Schedule of Tuition Payments:

2 Options for Tuition Payments

Upfront Payment of $975.00

Pay in 2 equal instalments of $487.50 (one payment prior to the program start date, second payment prior to Module 3 in the program)

Please note: We are happy to discuss alternative payment schedules. Please contact to inquire.

Note: Fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

Learning Outcomes

This Entrepreneurial Certificate course is designed so that, by the end of the 12 modules, individuals will be able to confidently create a beautiful and inviting home-based Montessori business. Entrepreneurs will know how to navigate licensing and operating regulations in their area, understand local demographics and community needs, secure financing, plan and design a home-based Montessori school program that appeals to the families in the community. Entrepreneurs will also learn how to research the appropriate resources and be equipped with strategies to navigate the ongoing operation of their program to ensure long term success.

Course Details

“Starting a Home-Based Montessori School” is an online program that is comprised of 12 Modules. Each module contains recorded lectures, PowerPoint presentations, assignments designed to guide the entrepreneur’s developing business knowledge and skills. In addition entrepreneurs will have online access to relevant resources, discussion questions, templates and checklists.