“The child’s development follows a path of successive stages of independence, and our knowledge of this must guide us in our behavior towards him.” — Maria Montessori
NEW! What You Learn in the Infants and Toddlers Course for Assistants:
We hope you will find this course both interesting and useful in your daily tasks of being an infant-toddler assistant.
Every moment in a young child’s day matters to his long term development and wellbeing. Quality child care feeds a baby’s growing brain, building the foundation for the development and learning necessary for them to thrive as adults
Child care expert Dr. Burton White says exactly what Montessori said, that the first years of life are the most important in the entire span of life. And the most important “curriculum” that defines our centers is the way we lovingly meet the concrete daily needs of the babies.
There is an important difference between traditional daycare and Montessori Infant-Toddler programs: Daycares were formed to watch children, whereas Nidos* were created to educate children and their families while supporting a child’s overall development. *Nidos is the term Montessori used for the Assistants to Infancy course.
The course is deigned to last for 4 weeks
You may go more quickly or take a little longer to savor the materials. Our teaching faculty looks forward to getting to know you, so pleases participate in the forums so you can get to know others who are on the same career path as you are on, and learn from each other as well as from the course.
In this course you will:
- Learn about the child’s developing brain and body
- Find practical ways to earn the child’s trust.
- Investigate the prepared environment for both infants and toddlers
- Achieve personal growth, transformation and self-mastery through reflective practice and internalization of the material
4 Week Course Outline
- The Montessori Professional
- How Children Learn
- Stages of Development, the Absorbent Mind and the Sensitive Periods
- Meeting Developmental Needs and the Prepared Environment
- Observation and Concluding Thoughts
Attendees from Our Early Childhood Classroom Assistant Course Answer “What was most valuable take-away for you in this course?”
“What I gained most from the course is the knowledge and passion from the presenters and their love of Montessori.
“I love the videos!”
“The basic Montessori concepts that were put in easy to understand, but also in depth, form.”
Offered: March 12 + April 16 + May 14
Four Week Course – Price: $469
Sliding discount for multiple enrollments.
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After purchasing, you will receive a confirmation email containing the information you need to access the Different Ages/ Different Needs – Understanding the Stages of Development Course, materials and forum.