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. Upon graduation of this Diploma Program, you will be provided opportunities and the necessary skills, knowledge, and practical hands-on experiences to pursue a career as a caring, skilled and qualified Infant Toddler classroom teacher.

This in-depth diploma program will provide you with the knowledge of contemporary child development within the framework of the Montessori approach.

The Infant Toddler Montessori Diploma Program is designed to ensure that you also have a thorough understanding of the Montessori philosophy applied in the main areas of child growth: Cognitive, Social/Cultural, Emotional, Fine and Gross Motor Development.

Program Details

The Infant Toddler Montessori Diploma Program is comprised of the following, Academic Instruction and Internship / Placement in a classroom.

The Academic Instruction is as follows:

  • Child Development, Environmental Design I & II, Observation, Overview of Early Childhood, Professional Development

Through the Academic Instruction, you will learn how to guide healthy growth and development during these very important early years. The child at this age 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.

The Infant Toddler Diploma Program focuses particularly on sensory-motor and language development. Other topics examined include school and classroom design, creation of materials and activities, parent support and consultation, and affiliated fields, such as obstetrics and child psychology. If you are trained in other levels of Montessori education, the information offered in the Infant Toddler program will support and enhance your previous training. Most significantly, this course is practical; it will benefit any study of early childhood education and will greatly assist any future parent.

Your Internship/Placement in a Montessori classroom will be 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 Diploma Program requires completion of 120 hours of residency and 400 hours of practicum.

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.

Program 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


This program is accredited by MACTE (Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education), and by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities Ontario.

Admission Process:

Admission Requirements

Applicants must:

be 18 years of age or older

have completed a high school diploma or equivalent

successfully pass the English Language Assessment (part of the Application Form)

Admission Process

The admission process is as follows:

Step 1: Submit Application

Application Form (link) and include your updated Resume

Application Fee of $375 (currently waived!)

Montessori Teachers College will contact you for an interview

Step 2:

Upon acceptance into the program, you will need to submit the following:

Deposit of $590 (MACTE Fee of $215, and Exam Fee of $375)

Step 3: 

Prior to your Program start date, you will need to submit the following:

Transcripts from your most recent education

Vulnerable Sector Check (must be current i.e. within past 3 months)

Evidence of Immunization

Student Headshot

Course Calendar

Course Length: May 16, 2021 to February 13, 2022 (10 months)

Class date/time: 9:00am to 4:30pm (Weekends only)

Time off: 3 weeks (to be determined) 

Exam Dates: to be determined

Program Fees

Application Fee: $375 (Waived until January 10, 2021)

MACTE Fee: $215 (due upon acceptance)

Exam Fee: $375 (due upon acceptance)

Option to purchase textbooks through the College: $100

Infant Toddler Montessori Diploma Tuition: $6,090 (See Schedule of Tuition Payments below)

Schedule of Tuition Payments:

10 monthly instalments of $609 per month (on the 1st of each month)

4 equal instalments of $1,497.50 (Save $100) (January 1, April 1, July 1, October 1)

1 instalment of $5965.00 upon acceptance (Save $125)

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