High in demand, Infant and Toddler Montessori-trained teachers significantly impact a young child’s life. Our interactive modules bring you closer to the classroom as you dive deeper into the methodology behind the material-centered Montessori curriculum. Completing this training will enhance your resume and provide confidence when presenting didactic materials to students.
There are many details to encapsulate within the Montessori method to become a Montessori teacher. Because of this, we gathered an experienced team of Montessori teachers, administrators, and school owners, trained through American Montessori Society, Association of Montessori International, and/or National American Montessori Center to build this authentic training program.
Introduce yourself, browse the rules and expectations, get your questions answered, and plan out your next 6 months with our Self-Pacing Tool. We recommend setting aside ~4 hours a week to complete your training on time.
Infant & Toddler Courses meet on the SECOND TUESDAY of each month* at 7:30pm EST/6:30pm CST. These sessions are hosted virtually, on Zoom, for 60 minutes each month. The topics rotate between managing behaviors, making materials, transitions between activities, and hosting Line, etc. These are required to attend.
*Please refer to the official MKUTI Live schedule for alternate holiday dates and makeup session dates.
More than a timeline of Maria Montessori’s life, this module offers insight into the “Why” behind the method. Explore the meaning and purpose behind the Montessori materials, understand the direct and indirect aims of lessons, and receive applicable tips on managing presentations.
How do we implement these specific presentations? Why does it matter that we move left to right? Is there a significance to the color of the Pink Tower? Get these questions answered and take some time to reflect on your personal educational experience and how it compares to your students’ now. No research is required – just your own experiences will assist you through this module and open your eyes to the potential of your young students.
Infants and toddlers learn how to pour, tong, scoop, sew, drink from open cups, scrub, sweep, change their shoes, wipe their noses, and even hold utensils on their own in a Montessori classroom. But how does an adult facilitate that independence safely and purposefully? This module tackles the challenges and offers several suggestions for setting up the best practical life space in your classroom.
Students in a Montessori classroom have “freedom” but this does not mean they do whatever they please. This means, students have the freedom to choose what they want to work on and when within the activities and materials that you have provided and presented. Setting up Montessori shelves, creating independent art spaces, turning snacks and lunchtime into independent learning opportunities, and how to prepare safe environments are just a few topics focused on within the Prepared Environment module.
Outside of the basics, this module dives deeper into the high standards of safety that are required in every Montessori classroom. With the abundance of materials and varying ages of students, it can be challenging to know where to begin. Take a few moments to reflect on your own space and compare it to some others in this section of the training.
Did you know Montessorians do NOT teach the names of the letters but rather the sounds they make? Learn why as you explore additional methods of approaching language at a young age. Language is the basis of communication and Infants and Toddlers deserve exposure to a variety of sounds and experiences in the classroom. Montessori Language lessons provide them with just that.
Not to be confused with sensory, Sensorial materials focus on matching or grading objects by height, weight, color, pitch, texture, volume, etc. Learn how to present this type of information at the base level to Infants and Toddlers with this informative module. Step-by-step instructions are included in your manuals for presenting these lessons to students.
Montessori classrooms do not participate in grades, assignments, homework, or tests. Learn why in this module. It was designed to break down the reasons behind Observation and why it is usually considered the most important part of the day. Become more efficient as an educator by adapting these observation practices.
Norms and Deviations refer to the typical and non-typical behaviors that children present at the infant and toddler age. How to recognize them, how to manage them, and how to speak to families about them are all covered in this module.
Conversations with parents about development, behavior, and communication about a young child’s academic progress can be tricky. This information prepares you for those crucial conversations and provides a bit of insight as to why parents may be asking certain questions or have specific concerns.
This module serves as the Final Assessment that must be completed to be eligible to graduate. This is a 3-question, personal reflection exam. Upon completion of the entire course, you will be enrolled into the Alumni Cohort and will have access to all training videos, demonstrations, and examples.