Additional Training Locations
For teaching children from ages 2½ to 6We offer Early Childhood programs in two locations:
- during the academic year in Westfield, New Jersey (below)
- at our summer institute in New York
The Montessori approach is not just a method – it is a response to life. The Early Childhood Montessori experience provides an environment enriched with materials to meet the breadth of children’s developmental needs. In specially designed classrooms, children learn at their own rates as they pursue their desires to work and master their own bodies.
At CMTE|NY, we believe that the task of the adult is not to amuse or entertain the child but rather to prepare the environment, guide the child to it and assist in the unfolding of the child’s being. Adult Learners in our teacher education program learn the skills to help children develop personal responsibility and strong self-esteem.
- Montessori philosophy and pedagogy
- Child development, including analytical, cognitive, emotional and language development
- Observation techniques
- Classroom management
- Teaching strategies
- Supervised practice with Montessori materials for everyday living and sensorial activities, language development, mathematics, geography, history, art, music and natural sciences.
The following information applies to the classes that begin in October 2012 at Christopher Academy in Westfield, New Jersey. We also offer an Early Childhood program at our summer institute in New York.
- Classes meet Wednesday evenings from 6:30-9:30 pm and approximately one to two Saturdays per month.
- The course is designed to take place over two school years, beginning each October and ending in early June.
- All class sessions will be held at The Christopher Academy in Westfield, NJ.
- CLICK HERE FOR THE 2013 COURSE SCHEDULE: Courses, Presenter, Day/Dates, Times
- Accepted adult learner info:
- Medical Emergency Info Form
- Reading List-Early Childhood-NJ 2011
- CMTE/NY Policies & Procedures Handbook 2011
- Credit Card Authorization Form
For this year (October 2012 - June 2013), the following courses are planned: Philosophy, Child Development, Sensorial, Math, Geography, Music, Art, Classroom Leadership, Observation/Recordkeeping.
Our Philosophy/Child Development course is also an excellent opportunity for individuals who are interested in an overview of Montessori or in becoming trained as an assistant and for those who seek more information as a parent or caregiver.
Individuals interested in working toward an Early Childhood credential must begin with Philosophy/Child Development course to continue with curriculum coursework. These courses are also available to Montessori teachers who wish to review previous coursework.
- Center for Montessori Teacher Education|New York at Christopher Academy for 2012
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Seminar attendance/participation fee for Music Workshop
Please note: Unless adequate minimum enrollment is reached, the October 2012 cohort will be postponed until October 2013. In that event, all payments made will be refunded.
CME|NY offers 2 payment options:
1. Payment in full. 5% discount on tuition only to applicants who pay tuition and all fees in full by September 10, 2012.
2. Initial payment of fees and 1/4 tuition with 3 additional tution payments due: