November 14, 2016: Talk on Assistants to Infancy by Sara Brady

We are delighted to inform you that on 14 November 2016 at 5:00 pm, R.T.I Montessori Training Course is organising a talk by renowned AMI Assistants to Infancy (birth to three) trainer, Ms. Sara Brady at Activity Infant Montessori School Auditorium, Mumbai. We consider this event to be rare and of great importance.

Ms. Brady lives in Sydney, Australia and this is her maiden visit to India. She holds AMI diplomas at both Assistants to Infancy and Children’s House levels. She has a Masters in Education from Loyola College in Maryland. She has experience of over 25 years and is qualified as an AMI Assistants to Infancy trainer and since 1999 she has worked extensively in a variety of Montessori settings: long- day care, pre-school and Montessori at home. She has enjoyed working in Nido, Infant Communities and Parent-Infant classes.

It is for the first time in India where all of us shall have this wonderful opportunity to have an insight into the birth to three age group from the perspective of an experienced trainer and directress.

What will you gain from the talk?

    • An overall perspective of the first three years of the child’s life.
    • How the first three years are crucial for the development of the child.
    • How you can assist this child during this development.
    • It will also be a value addition to those who wish to pursue the Assistants to Infancy
    • Montessori Training Course.
    • It will help you understand how the Montessori Toddler environment focuses on the child for his growth.

The participants at this event will include teachers of schools from various educational boards, trainers, parents, counsellors, gynaecologists, child specialists, college students looking forward to a career in early childhood education. Since the possibility of such an event being held in the future is rare, we expect a full house, so register now to book your seat.

Registration Process

Fees: Rs.500/- per person.

You can register yourself for the talk at your respective Montessori schools or make the payment at

Sir Ratan Tata Institute, 30, N.S. Patkar Marg, Mumbai – 400007 – Phalguni – +91 9833086685

Da Vinci Montessori Ashani Hirway – +91 7045791970,

Harmony Montessori – 022 65224693 / 022 26000168 (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

Activity Infant Montessori School – 022 23517909 / 23510446 ext: 40.

Hope to see you there!

Warm Regards,
Zarin Malva
Director of Training

Tel: +91-22-66236969
Res: +91-22-22841672

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Graduation 2016 !

Graduation 2016 !

Graduation Day – 2016

You may not always end up where you thought you were going, but you will always end up where you are meant to be.

26 th March, 2016 was the nineteenth graduation ceremony of the AMI – RTI students.

It was a moment that all of us had been waiting for. The ceremony began welcoming our chief guest Mrs. Hilla Patell, our Director Ms. Zarin Malva, external examiners, faculty and administrators Mrs. Sunita Madhani, Mrs. Neelima Mhaskar, Ms. Anahita Shroff and Mrs. Geeta Savla, our correctors Shivani Shroff, Ketaki Rangnekar and Dolly Solanki, our families and friends.

Ms. Zarin Malva gave a warm welcome speech to Mrs. Hilla Patell who then proceeded to light the diya.

A moment of silence was observed for Mrs. Keti Mehta, our former president. Ms. Zarin Malva briefed about the support that Mrs. Mehta gave to her and the institute. This was followed by a beautiful prayer song thereafter which bouquets were presented to our guests.

Mrs. Hilla Patell expressed her joy of being a part of the programme and welcomed all to the AMI family. She spoke about ‘Education as an aid to life’ and how ‘teaching is touching a life forever’. She spoke about the importance of Montessori and gave us all many more beautiful insights about the child.

Ms. Zarin Malva thanked everyone who helped her run the course. She also thanked the schools for welcoming her students to their classrooms. A fellow students gave a short speech about ‘the child’ and how we must understand this beautiful creation to help her/him become the person he is meant to be.

We then had the distribution of the diplomas to all the students who with smiling and content faces hastened to receive their certificates from Mrs. Hilla Patell and Ms. Zarin Malva. Families and friends were heard cheering in the background.

The graduation ceremony ended with a Vote of Thanks by a fellow student and we bid goodbyes to one another with photographs, cake and refreshments.

“The training of the teacher is something far more than learning ideas. It includes training of character. It is a preparation of the spirit”    – Dr. Maria Montessori