Infant/Toddler Program ( 0 - 3 Years )

The first two years of life are the most important. Observations prove that small children are endowed with special psychic powers, and point to new ways of drawing them out, "literally educating by cooperating with nature." So here begins the new path, wherein it will not be the professor who teaches the child but the child who teaches the professor - Dr. Maria Montessori

Note: Infant-Toddler students without Montessori Early Childhood training from a MACTE accredited training center must complete the Early Childhood Overview course components, which are available online. Students can enter into the course in September, or January by completing Philosophy/Child Development and portions of the Toddler Pedagogy online. Students are required to complete the course through in-residence participation at our Omaha campus. Students or staff who determine students have not successfully completed the online components will be required to attend the make-up sessions during the summer, in-residence. Students may seek undergraduate credits from Metropolitan Community College, Omaha, NE.

Infant-Toddler Online Schedule
EC Overview/Philosophy (online weekly),
Sept. 8-October 19, 2016 or Jan. 5-Febr. 15, 2017
Child Development
October 20-Nov. 16, 2016 or June 15-July 8(online weekly)
Toddler Pedagogy (online weekly), Febr. 16-Mar. 22, 2017

 Make-up Sessions if needed for incomplete online attendance/work
July 5-8, 2017 with additional hours scheduled with staff as needed.

Required In-Residence Schedule
Peace, Observation, Personal Development, Infant Development/Pedagogy/En. Design
July 9-15, 2017
Program Leadership, Toddler Development, Pedagogy, En. Design, Child/ Family/Community
July 16-22, 2017
Exceptional Child, Personal Dev., Child/Family/Community, Peace, Observation, Thematic Unit Study
July 23-27, 2017
Practicum and Seminars
Monthly online discussion and participation in online seminars, Sept. 2017-May 2018

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