Please call (303.494.3002) or e-mail us ( for an Application Packet if you are not able to download information or forms from this page.

Important information for each level

All applicants must have a high school diploma or its equivalent and preferably some college level experience. A bachelor degree is required for the Elementary level courses. AMS grants an Associate credential to students who do not hold a bachelor degree and successfully complete the Infant & Toddler or Early Childhood course.

Applicants for the Infant & Toddler or Elementary course must attend the one week Overview Course if they do not hold a Montessori Early Childhood Credential.

Reference Forms:
Part of the application form requests the name and contact information of 3 references from a professional or academic context.  Below are buttons to access the reference form.  Please notice that one button provides a  downloadable and printable pdf  (to complete the form by hand), while the other button provides a .doc version (to complete the form digitally).  

Instructions to applicants: Either before or after completing the application form, please choose one form format and download it.  Complete the confidentiality waiver (in the box), applicant name, and course level and then send or give the form to the three people who have agreed to serve as a professional or academic reference.

Application Deadlines:
Space is limited and cannot be guaranteed until all application requirements have been completed. In order to complete the application process in a timely manner, applications should be received by the MECR office no later than May 1st. We recommend you apply by April 1 to avoid being wait listed.

Montessori Education Center of the Rockies is an inclusive organization that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability, or age in its programs and activities. Contact the MECR Executive Director for inquiries regarding the MECR non-discrimination policy.

To begin your application process, please proceed below: