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Teacher Training Institute






Supporting the process of independence

Independence is at the heart of Montessori education, deeply shaping our pedagogy. In this session we will discuss how we can support this natural process within the child, including control of movement, self-care routines, care of the environment, basic communication, and social interactions.
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Supporting the process of independence


To register for the course, you'll complete the registration form which includes payment. Then, you will receive instructions to your email on how to access the recording. The recording consists of questions for you to complete to assess your comprehension. You can also request a certificate of completion for your own professional development purposes (optional).


  • What is independence for toddlers and what does it look like?
  • Importance of supporting independence at an early age
  • Practical tips on how to support the toddler in your life


  • Parents with toddlers (15 months to 3 years old)
  • Caregivers (nannies, grandparents, anyone who is taking care of toddlers)
  • Educators who work with toddlers


  • A holistic understanding of the importance of independence for young children, and how to support them on this path
  • Step by step guidance on how to set the conditions, model and reinforce a new skill for a toddler
  • Practical tips for scaffolded learning and prioritizing, without overwhelming yourself or your toddler
Meet your instructor

Meet your instructor

As a child, Emily attended Montessori programs in Portland, OR through middle school. She credits her education with fostering a love of learning that continues to serve her today. After earning a bachelor's degree in English Literature from Occidental College, Emily traveled the world and found her way back to her roots. She received her Montessori 3-6 and 6-12 certification from the Association Montessori Internationale, as well as an M.Ed. from Loyola University. She is currently working on completing her 0-3 training. Emily has worked with children ages 18 months to 12 years in Montessori settings and most recently served as Communication Manager at Montessori Northwest training center. She hopes to use her background as a Montessori child turned educator to advocate for high quality education for all children.

There are many examples of how to support toddlers to become independent and I was able to apply what I learnt right away with my daughter. The workshop also increased my appreciation for how capable my child is and how what I used to do was hindering her path to become more independent.
Participant of Independence for Toddler Workshop in August 2021
Parent of a 18-month old daughter


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