Infant & Toddler (Birth to 3)
Infant and Toddler
For teaching children from birth to age 3
Year Round Infant Toddler Teacher Education schedule 2013-2014
START DATE IS NOW: JUNE 24, 2013!!!!
Monday-Saturday June 24-June 29 9:00 – 5:00
Weekends during the school year (September - May) at MCC
Summer wrap-up at CNR 2014
Monday-Saturday June 16-June 21 9:00 – 5:00
Schedule for Weekend Classes:
Friday, Nov 1 9:00-5:00 (Observations at MCC)
Saturday, Nov 2 9:00 - 5:00
Sunday, Dec 8 9:00-5:00
Saturday, Jan 4, 2014 10:00-6:00
Sunday, Jan 5, 2014 9:00-5:00
CLASSES WILL NOT MEET IN FEBRUARY
Saturday March 1 10:00-6:00
Sunday March 2 9:00-5:00
Friday April 4 9:00-5:00 (Observations at MCC on Friday)
Saturday, May 3 10:00-6:00
Sunday, May 4 9:00-5:00
CMTE|NY was the first program in the United States to offer Montessori Infant and Toddler certification.
The CME|NY Infant and Toddler program offers professional training for people who want to work with children between birth and three years of age.
Teaching how to provide quality care, create appropriate environments and nurture optimal development for this age group, the program is designed for everyone who cares for infants and toddlers – Montessorians and non-Montessorians alike – including:
- Child care teachers
- Home child care providers
- Center directors
- Social workers
An integral part of the curriculum is direct exposure to infants and toddlers in a working Montessori environment. By attending some classes at the Montessori Children's Center in White Plains, NY, students have the opportunity to observe a year-round, all-day Montessori environment in action. By observing interactions between children and adults, between children and their environment and between children, adult learners observe the marvels of child development.
- Montessori philosophy and pedagogy
- Child development
- Physical health and care during pregnancy and childbirth
- Design and preparation of responsive environments
- Communication with the child, family and community
- Importance of observation and techniques
- Personal growth and development
- Strategies for managing an effective program
- Working collaboratively with administrators and assistants
- Child care issues in today’s society
Adult Learners begin the practicum phase in the fall, while they are attending the academic program. The Practicum Phase is a nine-month internship in a Montessori Infant or Toddler environment. This is a paid position in most schools. The Adult Learner works under the supervision of a certified Infant and Toddler Montessori teacher -- or in a self-directed environment with the guidance of a CME|NY consultant – for a minimum of three hours per day, five days per week. With our new year-round model, Adult Learners will have the on-going support of the group with monthly meetings and a curriculum that follows the arc of the school year.
During the practicum phase, a representative from CME|NY will visit the student for three on-site consultations. This cost is included in the tuition. For on-site consultations outside the U.S. and/or beyond a 100 mile radius of the nearest qualified field consultant, the adult learner will be responsible for the additional costs of travel expenses incurred.