Infant Toddler Montessori Diploma Program

Infant Toddler Montessori Diploma Program

“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

Program Overview

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.

Program Details

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:

Child Development

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.

Upcoming Program Schedule (Tentative)

Current Intake: May, 2023

Orientation Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2023 (8:00 PM – 10:00 PM EST)

Start Date: Thursday, May 25, 2023

End Date: Thursday, February 22, 2024

Lecture Dates: Live virtual lectures will take place on Thursday evenings at 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM (EST). 

There will be no live virtual lecture on the following dates: 

  • Thursday, August 17, 2023
  • Thursday, August 24, 2023
  • Thursday, August 31, 2023
  • Thursday, December 21, 2023
  • Thursday, December 28, 2023

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

  • Sunday, May 28, 2023
  • Saturday, June 17, 2023
  • Saturday, July 22, 2023
  • Sunday, August 13, 2023
  • Saturday, September 9, 2023
  • Sunday, September 24, 2023
  • Saturday, September 30, 2023
  • Sunday, October 15, 2023
  • Saturday, October 21, 2023
  • Saturday, November 4, 2023
  • Saturday, November 18, 2023
  • Saturday, November 25, 2023
  • Saturday, December 9, 2023
  • Saturday, December 16, 2023
  • Saturday, January 13, 2024
  • Saturday, January 27, 2024
  • Saturday, February 10, 2024

Next Intake: September 2023

Note: All posted dates are tentative and subject to change at the discretion of the College

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

Career Opportunities:

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

School Administrator

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.

Accreditations

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

Admission Process:

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

Provide 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 (due upon acceptance)

Infant Toddler Montessori Diploma Tuition: $6,180 (See Schedule of Tuition Fees below)

Schedule of Tuition Fees:

2 Payment Options for Tuition Fees

10 monthly instalments of $618.00 per month (on the 1st of each month)

Lump Sum of $6,180 upon acceptance

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

Upcoming Program Schedule (Tentative)

Current Intake: May, 2023

Orientation Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2023 (8:00 PM – 10:00 PM EST)

Start Date: Thursday, May 25, 2023

End Date: Thursday, February 22, 2024

Lecture Dates: Live virtual lectures will take place on Thursday evenings at 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM (EST). 

There will be no live virtual lecture on the following dates: 

  • Thursday, August 17, 2023
  • Thursday, August 24, 2023
  • Thursday, August 31, 2023
  • Thursday, December 21, 2023
  • Thursday, December 28, 2023

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

  • Sunday, May 28, 2023
  • Saturday, June 17, 2023
  • Saturday, July 22, 2023
  • Sunday, August 13, 2023
  • Saturday, September 9, 2023
  • Sunday, September 24, 2023
  • Saturday, September 30, 2023
  • Sunday, October 15, 2023
  • Saturday, October 21, 2023
  • Saturday, November 4, 2023
  • Saturday, November 18, 2023
  • Saturday, November 25, 2023
  • Saturday, December 9, 2023
  • Saturday, December 16, 2023
  • Saturday, January 13, 2024
  • Saturday, January 27, 2024
  • Saturday, February 10, 2024

Next Intake: September 2023

Note: All posted dates are tentative and subject to change at the discretion of the College