During the first three years of life, a child’s brain absorbs more information from the environment than at any other part of his lifetime. Every sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell is taken in and processed. It is an amazing, wondrous period in a tiny, complete human being’s life.
The Montessori Infant/Toddler environment provides a safe, calm, carefully designed setting for optimal learning that nurtures the physical and spiritual being. Sensory, cognitive, language, social, and cultural activities address the natural tendencies of the child’s developmental process. Even at this early stage, a child is soon able to make choices for his own independence.
Montessori Infant/Toddler educators are special caregivers. They embrace a child-centered philosophy that demands a respect for the child and support for all his incredible potential. Within the safety of the prepared environment and under the watchful observation and guidance of the Montessori caregiver, the child is free to explore his new world.
NAMC’s Montessori Infant/Toddler Diploma Program was designed with careful consideration of these ideals. Our training provides you with a solid foundation in Montessori philosophy and methodology, focused specifically on the developmental needs of the youngest Montessori children. We successfully prepare you with the knowledge and resources you need to joyfully guide and care for infants and toddlers in the Montessori environment.