“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
The Infant Toddler Montessori Diploma Program prepares the candidate teacher to work with Infant and Toddler children from 0 to 3 years of age in a Infant Toddler Montessori classroom.
The Infant Toddler 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 Infant Toddler 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. Working with infants and toddlers and being guided and mentored by experienced teachers provides you a wide range of real-life practical scenarios to learn from.
The Infant Toddler Montessori Diploma Program is comprised of the following:
Synchronous online learning (weekly evening virtual lectures)
Asynchronous online learning (self-paced online self-instruction)
Practical Review days (in-person practice, 125 hours)
Observation (in-person, 60 hours)
Practicum (in-person, 360 hours)
The Academic Instruction/curriculum includes:
Environmental Design I – Infant Home and Community: The Prepared Environment and Developmental Aids
Environmental Design II – Toddler Home and Community: The Prepared Environment
Environmental Design III – Toddler Home and Community: Developmental Aids
Environmental Design IV – Toddler Home and Community: Practical Life
Environmental Design V – Toddler Home and School Community: Self Expression and Professional Development
Early Childhood Overview
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.
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 the Infant Toddler Montessori Diploma Program will earn you an Infant Toddler Montessori Diploma.
After completing your Infant Toddler Montessori Diploma Program, you can apply to the following positions:
Infant Toddler Montessori Teacher, Early Childcare Teacher, Infant Toddler classroom teacher, Early years administrator, Infant Toddler Montessori co-teacher / assistant
Ability to open your own Infant Toddler home school
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.