“The goal of early childhood education should be to activate the child’s own natural desire to learn.” – Dr. Maria Montessori
The Early Childhood Montessori Diploma Program prepares the aspiring teacher to work with children from 2.5 to 6 years of age in a Montessori environment or Child-Centered Classroom.
The Early Childhood Montessori Diploma Program is based on the fundamental Montessori philosophy and methodology.This program will prepare you with the necessary resources, skills, knowledge and practical hands-on experience to pursue a career as a caring and qualified Early Childhood teacher who effectively guides children in a Montessori classroom/environment.
This blended (online and in-person) program is created with you in mind. Our interactive learning system is uniquely suited to combine flexible and self-paced online learning with in-person classroom practice, guided by our experienced Montessori faculty.
The practicum is one of the most valuable learning experiences you will undergo, and this will include supervised practice with a certified Montessori Teacher in a Montessori prepared environment. Working with children and being guided and mentored by experienced teachers provides you a wide range of real-life learning scenarios. You will gain knowledge on how to observe, facilitate and support children in their developmental growth in a classroom environment. Your internship/placement will provide the practical experiences to apply your Montessori academic knowledge while developing your classroom.
The Early Childhood Montessori Diploma Program is comprised of the following:
Synchronous online learning (1 evening virtual lecture, 2 hours per week)
Asynchronous online learning (self-paced, 10-15 hours per week)
Practical Review days (17 days in-person at our campus)
Observation (40 hours)
Practicum (360 hours)
The Academic Instruction/curriculum includes:
Our highly qualified faculty, advanced curriculum, and blended (online and in-person) approach offers unparalleled learning opportunities for our adult learners. Graduates from our programs become problem solvers, innovators and resourceful Montessori educational guides for children.
Successful completion of this program will earn you an Early Childhood Montessori Diploma.
After completing your Early Childhood Montessori Diploma Program, you can apply to the following positions:
Montessori Teachers College does not guarantee admission or successful completion of the diploma program offered.
Montessori Teachers College does not guarantee employment to those who successfully complete the diploma program.
Admission to the diploma program does not guarantee the adult learner the right to enter Canada under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada) or to receive a visa or other document required under that Act.