Infant Toddler Montessori Diploma Program – Test

Infant Toddler Montessori Diploma Program

To guide children aged 0 to 3 years

Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment.” – Dr. Maria Montessori

Part-time: 10 month program (approx.)

Start Date: January 17, 2024

End Date: October 19, 2024

Wed, Jan 10, 2024:
– 6:00PM to 8:00PM (MST)
– 8:00PM to 10:00PM (EST)

Virtual Lectures:
Weekly on Wed evenings:
– 6:00PM to 8:00PM (MST)
– 8:00PM to 10:00PM (EST)


– Toronto: 8525 Torbram Rd, Brampton, ON L6T 5K4
– Calgary: 4963 Front Street SE, Calgary, AB, T3M 2M3


Program Overview

The Montessori philosophy, which is at the heart of this program, is offered within the framework of contemporary child development for children between the ages of 0 to 3 years. Developmentally appropriate materials support all learning concepts and are modelled within the prepared environment.

This MACTE accredited Infant Toddler Montessori Diploma Program is geared towards adult learners who are working or plan to work full-time in a Montessori School environment. 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.

Our blended program is comprised of the following mandatory components:

  • Online Learning (approx. 10-15 hours per week on your own schedule)
  • Weekly live virtual evening lectures (2 hours per week) (see program schedule)
  • 360 practicum internship hours in a Montessori classroom (0-3 years of age)
  • 60 observation hours (pure and formal observation)
  • 17 in-person practical review days at our campus (see program schedule)

Program Courses

  • Child Development
  • Infant Home and Community: The Prepared Environment & Developmental Aids
  • Toddler Home and Community: The Prepared Environment
  • Toddler Home and Community: Developmental Aids
  • Toddler Home and Community: Practical Life
  • Toddler Home and Community: Self-Expression & Professional Development
  • Early Childhood Overview
  • Infant Toddler Practicum
  • Infant Toddler Practical Review

MTC’s helpful and knowledgeable staff guided me through the course, not only providing me with the skills for the classroom, but also making me a true believer in the Montessori method and philosophy. Promptly after my graduation I was offered a job in a wonderful school

– Kate K.

In-Person Practical Review Days

The In-Person Practical Review Days provide an opportunity to gain hands-on experience with Montessori materials and to learn from experienced instructors regarding the fundamentals of giving strong and meaningful presentations to a child. 

In-Person Practical Review Days will take place on the tentatively scheduled Saturdays or Sundays outlined below at our Toronto and/or Calgary campuses from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (EST).

Toronto: 8525 Torbram Rd, Brampton, ON L6T 5K4
Calgary: 4963 Front Street SE, Calgary, AB, T3M 2M3

February 10, 2024 February 24, 2024 March 9, 2024
April 6, 2024 May 4, 2024 May 11, 2024
June 1, 2024 June 22, 2024 July 6, 2024
August 17, 2024 August 24, 2024 September 14, 2024
September 21, 2024 October 19, 2024 November 2, 2024
November 16, 2024 November 23, 2024  

Next Intake: May 2024
Note: All posted dates and locations are tentative and subject to change at the discretion of the College

Admission and Fees

Admission Requirements

Applicants must:

Be at least 18 years of age or older

Submit a current resume

Have completed an Ontario Secondary School Diploma, or equivalent, College Diploma or University Degree 

Pass the English Language Assessment

Submit Photo Identification

Admission Process

The admission process is as follows:

Step 1: Submit Application Form

Step 2: Upload required supporting documents here within 24 hours of your application submission

Step 3: Montessori Teachers College will contact you to set up a virtual interview which involves an oral language assessment

Step 4: Upon a successful interview and review of your submitted documents, Montessori Teachers College will require the completion of a written language assessment which will be sent to you by email

Step 5: Upon successful completion of the written language assessment, Montessori Teachers College will email you the Acceptance Letter

Program Fees

Application Fee: Waived

Registration Fee: $500.00 (due upon acceptance – non refundable)

Infant Toddler Montessori Diploma Tuition: $6,180.00 (in addition to the initial non refundable $500.00 deposit)

Payment Options:

Option #1: 
10 monthly instalments of $618.00 (1st of every month, not including initial non refundable $500.00 deposit)

Option #2: 
Lump Sum of $6,680.00 upon acceptance (includes non refundable $500.00 deposit and $6,180.00 tuition) 

Please note: We are happy to discuss alternative payment schedules. Please contact to inquire.

Program Aims and Objectives

  • To love and respect each individual child’s spirit and purpose
  • To have a deeper understanding of the Montessori philosophy and methodology
  • To obtain knowledge and practical Montessori skills
  • To apply your experience, skills and knowledge in an Infant Toddler classroom
  • To understand and appreciate the art of classroom management in a Montessori prepared classroom
  • To apply your knowledge and skills with your own child(ren)
  • To be a professional, caring Infant Toddler Montessori teacher (guide/directress/facilitator) in any Infant Toddler class around the world

You will learn how to guide healthy growth and development during the child’s very important early years. The child between the ages of 0 to 3 requires a safe, engaging, and nurturing prepared environment to develop trust in themselves and their world. By offering age-appropriate activities and gentle feedback, you as the Montessori guide will help to build the child’s confidence in their evolving and emerging abilities, developing coordination and language skills, and guiding them to gain their independence in daily tasks and activities.

Career Opportunities

After completing your Infant Toddler 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.