Our Infant-Toddler curriculum focuses on training adult learners to support children from birth to three years. This comprehensive study is structured upon the development of the child and the pivotal role of the environment plays in meeting the child’s needs.
The academic phase retains over 220 clock hours onsite at our West Chester campus. Classes are offered on weekends throughout the academic year or on weekdays during our summer intensive session. The practicum phase requires students to complete an internship experience at an approved Montessori school in an area of concentration.
The infant-toddler training allows interns to choose either an infant or toddler specific age range model during the practicum.
The coursework, guided by the AMS curriculum components, includes:
- 24 hours of Early Childhood Overviews
- Personal Growth and Development
- Environmental Design
- Child, Family, & Community
- Program Leadership
- Child Development
montessori has real-life experiences Children LOVe
The most meaningful moments in a child’s life is when he or she is exposed to natural, realistic, and responsive elements in the environment. Through the impactful sensorial and practical life attributes of the Montessori Curriculum, children are afforded the opportunity to touch, see, hear, smell and participate in the world around them. At the Montessori Institute of Teacher Education we support trainees, seeking Montessori Certification, to accept and become comfortable with nature and process-oriented activities that have meaningful results. This not only builds the adult learners professional understanding, but seeks to elevate personal growth and reflection. With these invaluable tools our trained and certified Montessori teachers help bridge that love for the natural world purposeful work between children and and the classroom.
Learn more about our training program to elevate your spirit and classroom.