“The greatest development is achieved during the first years of life, and therefore it is then that the greatest care should be taken. If this is done, then the child does not become a burden; he will reveal himself as the greatest marvel of nature.” – Dr. Maria Montessori
The Infant Toddler Montessori Online 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. Montessori Teacher’s College’s online interactive and media rich Infant Toddler Montessori Diploma program provides personal mentoring with our expert faculty and student placement in your local area.
The Infant Toddler Montessori Online Diploma Program is based on the fundamental Montessori philosophy and methodology (link). 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 Online 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.
The Infant Toddler Montessori Online Diploma Program is comprised of the following, Academic Instruction and Internship / Placement in a classroom.
The Academic Instruction is as follows:
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 Montessori Online Diploma Program focuses particularly on sensory-motor and language development for infants and toddlers. Other topics examined include school and classroom design, creation of toys 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 local area 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.
After completing your Infant Toddler Montessori Online Diploma Program, you can apply to the following positions: