Monday, October 05, 2015
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I get an application?
Go to our website to download an application form.

What is the application deadline?
May 15th.

What happens if I apply after May15th?
A late fee of $300 is added to your registration fee after May 15th.

Is there a registration fee?
There is a non-refundable registration fee of $295 (or $395 for foreign students).

When are tuition and fees due?
All tuition and fees are due by June 1st.   

Can I pay by credit card?
Yes, CME|NY accepts most major credit cards.  Call the office at (914) 948-2501 to charge your tuition and fees.

Where is the summer program held?

The CME|NY summer institute for both the Early Childhood and CMSM course is located on the beautiful campus of the College of New Rochelle (CNR), located in the heart of Westchester County, in New Rochelle, New York.  The College is a short train ride from New York City, and is an easy commute from New Jersey and Connecticut by train or car.

Where is the Infant and Toddler Year-Round program held?

The Infant and Toddler Program is held at the CME|NY Offices, 785 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY.  It begins with a  6-day summer kick-off, continues with classes held on weekends from August to May (there are no classes in September 2015 or in February 2016) and ends with a 5-day summer wrap-up in 2016. 

What are the nearest airports?  JFK, LaGuardia, Westchester County Airport.
What is the cost for room and board?
Please see the Tution & Fees section of the website.

If I don’t want to stay in a dorm, where can I stay?
There are two hotels nearby, the Radisson Hotel or Marriott Residence Inn in New Rochelle, NY.  Of course, you could make plans to stay with a friend or relative.  Off campus students are considered commuters and are required to pay the Facilities Fee and Day Meal Plan.

I live nearby, do I have to stay?
No, of course not. But if you reside off campus, you will be considered a commuter and will be required to pay the Facilities Fee and Day Meal Plan.

Is there parking on campus?
Ample parking is available on campus at the Wellness Center. There is no additional charge for parking, as it is included in the Facilities Fee.

What is the Facilities Fee and Day Meal Plan?
The Facilities Fee includes ID card, on-campus parking, access to class campus buildings, library, and Wi-Fi. The Day Meal plan consists of a declining balance meal card for use for meals and snacks in the cafeteria and the on-campus Starbucks.  The cafeteria is open during the week; Starbucks is open during the week as well as weekends and evening. The meal card may be used for any meals, snacks, or drinks at these facilities. All EC and CMSM Adult Learners only are required to participate in the Day Meal Plan and are charged the Facilities Fee.

Adult Learners who select dorm accommodations at CNR will be charged additionally for a Dorm & Dinner Plan.

The Dorm & Dinner Plan is for EC and CMSM Adult Learners only who require residential dorm housing at the College of New Rochelle. Single or Double rooms are available.  An Additional fee will be added to the meal card. Dorm rooms are charged per day of occupancy.

What should I wear?
Dress is casual for all classes. Don’t forget to bring bathing suits for the beautiful in-door pool and work-out clothes for the gym at the CNR Wellness Center.  We are within walking distance of the Long Island Sound, and have walking, running and bicycle route maps for students who are interested in those activities. You may want to bring a sweater—classrooms are air-conditioned.   The dorms are not though, so be sure to bring a fan.

I don’t have an internship site, what should I do?
You’ll need an internship site to complete your training. If you don’t have an internship, call AMS to ask for information about schools looking for interns. We also suggest you make inquires with the Montessori schools in your area.

Can I bring my Parrot?
Sorry, no pets are allowed.

What are the class schedules?

We explore a tremendous amount of information in our programs in a relatively short period of time, so attendance at all sessions is absolutely mandatory. Plan to spend time in the evenings practicing in the environment or working on your albums.  Classes will not be held on July 4th.

Infant and Toddler: 

Year-Round Infant & Toddler Teacher Education schedule      2015-2016

The start date is June 22, 2015, at the CME|NY Office, 785 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, NY 10605

2015 Summer kick-off at CME|NY Office
Monday-Saturday, June 22-June 27, 2015          8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Weekends during the school year (August 2015 - May 2016)
(No classes held in September 2015 or February 2016)

2016 Summer wrap-up at CME|NY Office
Monday, June 20 - June 24, 2016           8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Early Childhood: Classes will be held Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. In addition to labs that are scheduled during the day, students are also required to attend practice labs, which are held after class hours. Attendance is also mandatory at two evening (6:00-7:30 p.m.) sessions.


CMSM School Management and Leadership: Classes meet Monday through Saturday. 
Monday through Thursday the schedule is 8:45 a.m.-8:00 p.m.  On Friday and Saturday the schedule is 8:45 a.m.-5:30 p.m.  There are ample breaks for lunch and dinner. Evening sessions include individual and small-group focus meetings.

Center for Montessori Education|NY
1 Radisson Plaza, Suite 904
New Rochelle, New York 10801
p. 914.363.8663 | f. 914.363.8668

Our office hours are Monday-Thursday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm.
Please call to set up an appointment if you wish to meet with us in person.