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Nido & Toddler Foundational Studies: Upcoming Offerings

Our class schedule for the Foundational Studies course

COURSE OVERVIEW

Whether you are just discovering Montessori, or have previous knowledge and experience, this course will provide a foundation for bringing a full-day approach to learning that honors children’s interests and developmental needs.

The Montessori in the Home Orientation is an overview of the key elements crucial for supporting child development during the first six years of life. The course provides foundational knowledge of Montessori theory and practical strategies for adults implementing a Montessori approach at home. It starts with an introduction to Montessori education and history, core child goals and the adult’s role. The course then delves into the components of the prepared environment, methods for inspiring children to purposefully engage with the Montessori curriculum, and provides guidance for fostering independence and the development of self-efficacy in young children.

The course is interactive, with opportunities to engage with the instructors and other participants. Questions and comments are encouraged throughout the modules, leading to lively discussion and a collaborative learning environment.

Upon course completion, you can earn The Prepared Montessorian In-Home Educator certificate.

CERTIFICATION AND ASSESSMENT

After attending all 8 modules, participants have the option to earn The Prepared Montessorian In-Home Educator certificate. The certificate represents 16-hours of attendance as well as the completion of the Montessori In the Home Assessment.

The Assessment consists of a written portion and video submission. The written portion is due within two weeks of course completion and the video submission can be submitted after that.

Participants write responses to short answer questions covering content discussed in the course. The questions invite participants to share their grasp on the foundational principles for bringing the Montessori methodology into the home for children from birth to age six.

Once the written portion of the Assessment has been reviewed, the video can be submitted. Participants are asked to submit a short video demonstrating a common activity using the principles of the art of the presentation and inspiring children to work. No Montessori materials are needed.

Introduction to Montessori (Part 2)

Introduction to Montessori (Part 2)

In this module, we will continue to explore the core ideas below of the Montessori approach and dive deeper into the critical role adults play in providing the right environment for children to thrive.

Introduction to Montessori Part 2

Montessori Ideas

The Montessori approach is founded on some key ideas uncovered by Dr. Montessori’s astute observations of children. These include the Four Planes of Development, Human Tendencies, the Absorbent Mind, Sensitive Periods and the importance of the Prepared Environment. We explore these concepts, narrowing in on the characteristics of First Plane of Development, ages birth through six.

Making Montessori Happen

Based on our understanding of child development and keeping in mind our child goals, we explore the adult’s role in preparing the environment, connecting the child to the materials and allowing for choice and concentration. We also discuss the adult’s own preparation necessary to truly guiding children in a Montessori way.

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The Prepared Environment

The Prepared Environment

In this module, we will continue to explore core ideas of the Montessori approach and dive deeper into the importance of the prepared environment. What does it mean to have a “prepared environment” for children? How do we set up the environment at home? We hope this module will give you a deeper understanding of the important of this ingredient and equip you with the knowledge to start preparing your own environment for your child(ren).

The Tangible and Intangible Components of the Prepared Environment

Having received the concept of normalization and the basic "recipe" for achieving it, we will now focus on the first “ingredient” —the Prepared Environment. We focus both on the physical and intangible components of the Prepared Environment, emphasizing that the invisible things, such as routines, the Work Cycle and Grace and Courtesy are equally as important as what we can see a touch.

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Daily Routines in the Montessori Home

Daily Routines in the Montessori Home

In this module, we will continue to explore core ideas of a “prepared environment” for children, with a focus on setting up a Montessori environment at home. What does that look like and how to get started? What are daily routines that we can implement at home?

Daily Routines in the Montessori Home

Setting up a Montessori Home Environment

We continue exploring the first "ingredient" for normalization, the Prepared Environment. We focus on the physical aspects and how each area of the home can be set up to support independence on the part of the child.

Daily Routines at Home

Consistent routines feed a child’s sense of order and support overall development. We discuss the importance of routines, including the Montessori uninterrupted Work Period, the purposeful use of the materials and dive deeper into the role of the adult. We also discuss each building block of our day with children, including mealtimes, outdoor time, and sleep.

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Montessori in the Home (Full Package 4 Day Course)

Montessori in the Home (Full Package 4 Day Course)

In the 4-day course, you will attend 2 modules per day for 4.5 hours (half hour break in between each module). This course format is optimal for those in the North America, South America, and Europe.

  • 12 pm - 4:30 pm (New York)
  • 9 am - 12:30 pm (San Francisco)
  • 5 pm - 9:30 pm (London)

You could use this Time Zone Converter if you need to convert the schedule.

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Montessori in the Home (Full Package: 8-Day Course)

Montessori in the Home (Full Package: 8-Day Course)

In the 8-day course, you will attend 1 module per day for 2 hours. This course format is optimal for those in the North America, South America, and Asia.

  • 8 pm - 10 pm (New York)
  • 5 pm - 7 pm (San Francisco)
  • 8 am - 10 am (Manila, Hong Kong)

You could use this Time Zone Converter if you need to convert the schedule.

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