Early Childhood Montessori Diploma Program

Early Childhood Montessori Diploma Program

“The goal of early childhood education should be to activate the child’s own natural desire to learn.”    – Dr. Maria Montessori

Program Overview

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 Diploma program will provide in-depth knowledge of the contemporary approach to Early Childhood Development within the framework of the Montessori philosophy. You will acquire the necessary opportunities, skills and practical hands-on experiences to pursue a career as a, skilled, caring, and qualified Directress.

Program Details

The Montessori Teacher’s College Early Childhood Diploma Program is comprised of detailed theory lectures on Dr. Maria Montessori’s guiding principles of observing and following the child. Materials used by children 2.5 to 6 years of age in Practical life, Sensorial, Language, Arithmetic, Culture, Music and Creativity will be presented and discussed in a prepared environment. 

The Internship/Placement 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. Graduating from this program will provide you a MACTE accredited Early Childhood Montessori Diploma.

The Early Childhood Diploma Program requires completion of a minimum of 80 Academic hours and 15 Practical Review Days (120 Residency Hours). It also requires completion of 400 Practicum/Observation hours.

Program Aims and Objectives

  • to have a deeper understanding of the Montessori philosophy and methodology
  • to apply your experience, skills and knowledge in an Early Childhood classroom
  • to apply your knowledge and skills with your own child
  • to be a prepared Montessori teacher (guide directress) in any Early Childhood class in the world

Program Career Opportunities:

You can apply to the following positions:

  • Early Childhood or Casa Montessori Teacher, Early Childcare Teacher, Primary classroom teacher, Early years administrator, ability to open your own Early Childhood home school


This program is accredited by MACTE (Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education). 

Admission Process:

Admission Requirements

Applicants must:

At least 18 years of age or older

Submit a current resume

Have completed a college diploma or university degree or equivalent

Pass the English Language Assessment

Photo Identification

Admission Process

The admission process is as follows:

Step 1: Submit Application

Application Form (link) and include your updated Resume

Montessori Teachers College will contact you for an interview

Step 2:

Upon acceptance into the program, you will need to submit the following:


Items required to complete your application

Course Calendar

Course Dates: January 2022 – November 2022 (11 months)**

Future Start Dates: May 2022; September 2022

Time off: 2 weeks (to be determined)*

Exam dates to be determined*

*Please note that dates are subject to change

Program Fees

Application Fee: Waived

Registration Fee: $500 (due upon acceptance)

Early Childhood Montessori Diploma Tuition: $6,285 (see Schedule of Tuition Fees below)

Schedule of Tuition Fees:

2 Payment Options for Tuition Fees

10 monthly instalments of $628.50 (1st of every month)

Lump Sum of $6,285 upon acceptance

Please note: We are happy to discuss alternative payment schedules. Please contact registrar@mtcedu.com to inquire.