Development of Movement | Ages 0 to 3

Current Status
Get Started

Movement is one of the first achievements in the child’s life, since it represents a change in the way they face the world. Physical skills have important repercussions for cognitive, emotional, and social development.

For this reason, this course focuses on the role of the adult as responsible for an adequate and safe space where the child can function with tranquility and freedom, promoting this autonomy naturally.


Discover all the courses for preschool education and specialize in the 0 to 3 years stage


Discover all the courses for preschool education and specialize in the 0 to 3 years stage



Know the historical context of Maria Montessori and the bases of her method.


Know the purposes of the Movement area in the Montessori environment.


Identify the main developmental characteristics of the child from birth to three years.


Know the groups of exercises that comprise it and their sequence.


Design some experiences that promote motor coordination in children between 0 and 3 years old.


Identify the necessary preparation of the adult-guide for level zero to three years.


  • Teaching team with great knowledge and international experience in Montessori classrooms.
  • Didactic material: in our virtual campus you will find theoretical and practical content and videos.

“The true purpose of the movement is not to promote better breathing or nutrition, but to serve all life and the universal and spiritual economy of the world,” says Dr. Montessori in the book The Absorbing Mind.

In the first year of life, the child goes from being almost immobile to starting to walk and being able to reach and hold different objects. This development of balance and hand is based on physical maturation and a special need to move that, when satisfied, brings intellectual, emotional and social benefits.

Through the development of coordinated movement, the child also conquers physical autonomy, one of the main aspects that Montessori pedagogy is promoted in the first stage of development. The primary role of the adult is to prepare a safe environment, with adequate spaces and furniture so that his intervention is limited and the child can move freely.

“If we consider physical life on the one hand and mental life on the other, we break the cycle of relationships and man’s actions are separated from the brain,” writes Dr. Montessori in the same text.

What does the Movement area offer?

  • Importance of motor coordination.
  • Purposes of the area.
  • Characteristics of the materials.

How are Movement activities offered?

  • Exercise groups and their sequence.
  • The role of the adult.

The sequence of movement:

  • The equilibrium
  • The hand

Activities to promote coarse coordination:

  • From 0 to 12 months.
  • From 12 to 24 months.
  • From 24 to 36 months.

Activities to promote fine coordination:

  • From 0 to 12 months.
  • From 12 to 24 months.
  • From 24 to 36 months.

There is an increasing interest among families and educators to implement the Montessori method and thus benefit children.

This seminar can be applied in different areas, such as: Home, School in house, Toy libraries/ Playrooms, Day care centers.


  • Teachers
  • Professionals interested in Early Childhood Education
  • Homeschooler families (homeschooling)
  • Toy library / Playrooms educators
  • Specialist Educators in Special Educational Needs
  • Grandparents, families and any other professional profile interested in these stages of development
  • Psychologists, Speech Therapists, Pediatricians, Therapists, Neurologists
  • Children’s educators
  • Mothers and fathers
  • Babysitter
  • Other educational settings
  • Any professional interested in educational innovation

Once the course and the activities proposed for each module have been completed, the student will receive a Digital certificate of achievement and completion of the course, issued by the International Montessori Institute, official Montessori pedagogy training center.

Registering for the course is very simple, you must click on the “Take this Course” button that you will find under the course title.

Once this is done, the shopping cart will appear with the course you have chosen, and you must click on “Proceed to checkout”, or continue browsing our website to add new courses to your cart.

The next step will be to fill in the form with the billing information and choose the payment method: by card or Paypal, and click on “Place order”.

After the registration process, you will automatically receive a welcome email, which will include your access codes so that you can start the course. Remember that you have up to 30 days to complete the course.

Remember that after reading or viewing the content of the lessons you must press the “Completed” button, and thus proceed to the next topic.

Course Content

Expand All