Academic Programs

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Montessori Assistants’ Certificate Course – Infant Toddler and Early Childhood

This course introduces the fundamental principals of the Montessori method and provides opportunities to experience and handle a selection of Montessori materials.

Montessori Infant Toddler Diploma Course (MACTE-accredited)

The Montessori philosophy, which is at the heart of the course, is offered within the framework of contemporary child development.  Developmentally appropriate materials support all learning concepts and are modelled within the prepared environment.  This course (a minimum of 200 contact hours) provides the following curriculum areas:

  • Historic foundations of the scientific approach to Montessori education and philosophy
  • Stages of child development in the contemporary context
  • Environmental Design
  • Child, Family and Community
  • Personal Growth and Development
  • Observation
  • Music and Movement
  • Program Leadership and Administration
  • Overview of the Montessori Early Childhood Diploma Course

Montessori Early Childhood Diploma Course (MACTE-accredited)

Children ages 2.5 to 6 years

Dr. Montessori saw education as a natural process for children. This vision is implemented through the experience and wisdom of highly competent, international Montessori trainers. Learning includes a voyage of personal discovery for student teachers. The Montessori philosophy, which is at the heart of the course, is offered within the framework of contemporary child development. Developmentally appropriate materials support all learning concepts and are modelled within the prepared environment. This course (a minimum of 200 contact hours) provides the following curriculum areas:

  • Historic foundations of the scientific approach to Montessori education and philosophy
  • Stages of child development in the contemporary context
  • Daily life activities, including practical skills through movement and music
  • Sensorial development as a foundation for intellectual life
  • Language development as a foundation for social life
  • The preparation of the mathematical mind
  • The cultural and science subjects
  • The Montessori prepared environment as related to environmental design
  • The child in relation to the family and the community
  • Classroom management
  • Parent education

Trainer of Trainers

This course is offered to qualified, experienced Montessori teachers who wish to enrich their careers by training as Montessori trainers.  Historic foundations of the scientific approach to Montessori education and philosophy are explored.

Requirements:   A university degree
A minimum of five years’ teaching in a Montessori environment