WSMS-TEP’s Infant Toddler Program prepares students for the American Montessori Society (AMS) Infant Toddler (ages birth to 3 yrs.) credential.

Our Infant Toddler course offers the following options for the 2017-18 academic year.

Academic Phase

Main Site (WSMS)

Year Round Coursework

  • Classes meet beginning in October and continue for one  year, two Saturdays each month, from 9am – 5:30pm.
  • Student Teaching (Practicum) Phase is concurrent with the Academic Phase.
  • The Academic/Practicum year concludes in June.

Additional Location: Beijing, China (iHommy International Daycare)

Year Round Coursework

  • Classes meet from July 17-August 25, 2017 continue with a seminar weekend March 12-13, 2018
  • Student Teaching (Practicum) Phase is concurrent with the Academic Phase.
  • The Academic/Practicum year concludes in June 2018.

Additional Location: Magnolia Montessori School (Whitehouse Station, NJ)

Year Round Coursework

  • Classes meet from July 31-August 11, 2017, Monday through Friday, 8:30am-5pm
  • Classes continue one weekend per month, Saturday and Sunday, September through March.
  • Student Teaching (Practicum) Phase is concurrent with the Academic Phase.
  • The Academic/Practicum year concludes in June 2018.
  • Student Teaching (Practicum) Phase

    • In the Student Teaching (Practicum) Phase, students apply the knowledge they have gained from the Academic Phase in a supervised Student Teaching placement. Students are responsible for finding their own placement, though we will offer suggestions of schools that we have found to be successful internship sites. This phase is non-degree-bearing and the intern must work a classroom schedule for a minimum of a half day session, September through June in an approved Montessori school under the supervision of an approved Supervising Teacher.  Self-directed Practicums are only for those who have prior experience in a Montessori classroom and have sufficient administrative support. All Self-Directed Practicums must be approved by the Program Director prior to the start of the practicum phase. The Practicum Phase will follow the completion of the Academic Phase or within two years of the last academic course. No portion of the Practicum may precede the Academic Phase.