Early Childhood (2½ – 6 years)

*This course is approved by the State of Colorado for Early Childhood Teacher Qualification*

The child at this age is refining large and fine motor coordination, practical and social skills, language, concentration, a sense of order, independence, reasoning and awareness. The MECR student learns to prepare the child’s environment, and to use materials that enhance the child’s overall development.

Academic Phase
June 10 – August 2, 2019 — 8:15 – 4:15 M-F (no classes July 4)

Practicum Phase
August 2019 – May 2020

Four Weekends (Friday through Sunday): October, January, March, May

Application Fee
$250 non-refundable ($150 before May 1)

$8,600 – includes course handouts, seminars, AMS & MACTE student fees.
Self-directed interns will receive additional Field Consultant visits at an additional cost of $800.
*Credit Card payments are accepted for all fees, but for Credit Card charges above $700 there will be an added processing fee of 3.2%

Instructors and Guest Presenters
Yvonne Bader (Early Childhood Course Coordinator and Practicum Coordinator), Nancy Ahlstrand, Therese Hester, Betsy Hoke, Rebecca Howell, Ann Massengill, Sonnie McFarland, Lyn Mead, Alice Renton, Lynn Filler-Richards, Elizabeth Ross, Tori Virlee, Donohue Shortridge, Gisela Tilch, Patricia West, Vida West, Ruthann Christensen, Deborah Matyjevich

Montessori Philosophy, Child Development, Observation, Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Mathematics, Cultural areas, Classroom Leadership, Art, Music and Movement, Student Teaching Practicum



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