Infant and Toddler (Birth to 3 years)

Infant and Toddler
(Birth to 3 years)

Work with infants and toddlers provides an unparalleled view of the marvel of early human development. MECR students learn to design, prepare, and interact appropriately in environments especially designed to make the most of the child’s tremendous potential in these early years. Emphasis is placed on the role of the adult as an assistant to the child and the family in the development of positive adult-child relationships.


Academic Phase
June 10 – July 26 , 2019 — 8:45 – 4:15 M-F (no classes July 4)

Practicum Phase
August 2019 – May 2020

Three weekends (Friday through Sunday): November, February and May

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

$7,900 – 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%

Prerequisite Overview Course (6/3 – 6/7/2019)
$700 – required for Infant & Toddler students who do not hold an AMS, AMI or MACTE recognized Montessori Early Childhood Credential

Instructors and Guest Presenters
Melody Patton (Infant and Toddler Course Coordinator and Practicum Coordinator), Susan Tracy McDaniel, Alice Renton, Rose Jorden

Child Development, Montessori Philosophy, Pedagogy and Environmental Design, Observation, Personal Growth, Child, Family & Community, Program Leadership, Student Teaching Practicum



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