“The most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one, the period from birth to the age of six.” ~Dr. Maria Montessori

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About

 

Welcome to Cambridge Montessori Institute.

Located in the heart of Cambridge, MA, Cambridge Montessori Institute (CMI) was founded in 2016 by the Leadership Team of Cambridge Montessori School (CMS). CMS is the oldest accredited Montessori school in Cambridge, Massachusetts, proudly serving students aged 21 months through eighth grade for over 50 years. CMI training is conducted by master-level faculty which prepares trainees to create curriculum for students to thrive.

Now more than ever, there is an increased interest in the benefits of Montessori education throughout the country, and, in turn, a high demand for excellent teachers. CMI’s teacher education programs are designed to meet this growing need by providing high quality professional development and training in the field of Montessori education. At Cambridge Montessori Institute, we are committed to strengthening relationships within the local community of Montessori educators and organizations and to fostering opportunities that promote Montessori education in the greater Boston area and Around the country.

Tuition includes all required texts, access to curriculum, and resource support for teachers.

Now enrolling for our 2019 Summer Institute! Click here to view our Course Catalog and learn more.

 

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Infant/Toddler

Montessori Infant and Toddler Teacher Education Program

The first three years of life serve as a critical foundation for development. Cambridge Montessori Institute’s Infant and Toddler teacher education program provides comprehensive learning in Montessori philosophy and practice, child development, pedagogy, environmental design, program leadership, personal growth and development and observation to give teachers the knowledge, skills and confidence they will need to support infants, toddlers, and their families in a prepared classroom environment. 

Core course components: Montessori Philosophy, Montessori Pedagogy, Environmental Design, and Child, Family, and Community

Foundational course components: Observation, Personal Growth & Development, Program Leadership

Other course components: Child Development

2019/2020 CMI Dates:

Course dates:

•June 24 – August 2, 2019

Seminar dates:

•October 11 – October 13, 2019

•March 7-March 9, 2020

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Early Childhood

Montessori Early Childhood Teacher Education Program

Children of three-to-six years explore the world through their hands and their senses, constructing themselves from their experiences in their environment. Our program provides comprehensive learning in Montessori philosophy and theory, child development and psychology, Montessori Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Science and Mathematics Curriculum, art, music, cultural, classroom leadership, parental involvement and observation to give teachers the knowledge to guide child in their social, emotional, and intellectual growth during this important period of development.

Core course components: Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Mathematics, Physical and Life Science, Social Studies, Classroom Leadership

Foundational course components: Montessori Philosophy/Theory, Observation

Other course components: Child Development; Art, Music, Movement; Parent Involvement/Education

2019/2020 CMI DATES:

Course dates:

•June 24 – August 2, 2019

Seminar dates:

•October 11 – October 13, 2019

•March 7-March 9, 2020

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Professional Development


Montessori enthusiasts: Join us on this March 9th and 10th for these exciting, 2-day workshops!

Note: All March workshops will be 2-days, and will meet from 9am-4pm (with a 1-hour lunch). All workshops will be held at 161 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA.

There are no makeup dates scheduled.

Montessori Seminar for Early Childhood (register here)

Montessori Toddler Workshop (register here)


Montessori Teacher Assistant Course (register here)


Cancellation Policy: If CMI cancel a course, we offer a full refund.  We do not offer refunds to students who cancel at this time.

MONTESSORI TEACHER ASSISTANT WORKSHOP

Instructor: Kathryn Miller

This two-day Early Childhood Overview is designed for educators, specialists, parents, administrators, school board members, who wish to gain an initial understanding, and deepen their existing understanding of the Montessori 3-6 classroom.

Areas of emphasis will include the Roots of the Montessori Method and the fundamentals of both Montessori theory and practice, including the Four Planes of Development. Along with the concept of the Prepared Environment, participants will also be provided introductions to the core curriculum areas, together with an emphasis on the preparation of the adult.

This workshop is also a requirement for those individuals enrolling in an Infant and Toddler or Elementary AMS Certification Course who do not already hold a Montessori Early Childhood credential.

The Montessori Assistant Course offers tools for the assistant that will enable them to function smoothly as a team member. The course covers Montessori’s history, philosophy, and curriculum, as well as provides valuable knowledge on positive discipline and team building.

This workshop will provide an AMS 15-clock
hour CPD, of:
• Insightful Montessori philosophy
• Useful classroom leadership skills
• Resourceful curriculum information

  REGISTER NOW!

Cost: $195.00, includes comprehensive manual, breakfast, and lunch
Group Discount: Three (3) or more individuals who register together will receive $10.00 off each workshop fee.

Montessori Toddler workshop

Instructors: Susan Tracy McDaniel and Michelle Battistone   

Learn how to create an optimal Montessori Toddler program that is meaningful and developmentally appropriate! Build the skills needed to facilitate an amazing Montessori classroom!

Susan and Michelle will lead us in examining our environments and appropriate experiences for infants and toddlers. Learn how to create an optimal Montessori toddler program that is meaningful and developmentally appropriate.

Program Schedule

  • Fundamentals of Infant and Toddler Montessori Education
  • Creating a prepared, and developmentally appropriate learning environment
  • Understanding Sensitive Periods for Birth – Three
  • Facilitating toddler independence
  • Creating developmentally appropriate activities and lessons for toddlers
  • Communication
  • Positive Guidance

*This seminar is not intended for Montessori teacher credential training.

Cost: $95.00 (breakfast and lunch are included)

Saturday and Sunday, March 9-10 2019  9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Register Now!

Montessori Early Childhood Overview

Instructor: Munir Shivji

This two-day Early Childhood Overview is designed for educators, specialists, parents, administrators, school board members, who wish to gain an initial understanding, and deepen their existing understanding of the Montessori 3-6 classroom.

Areas of emphasis will include the Roots of the Montessori Method and the fundamentals of both Montessori theory and practice, including the Four Planes of Development. Along with the concept of the Prepared Environment, participants will also be provided introductions to the core curriculum areas, together with an emphasis on the preparation of the adult.

This workshop is also a requirement for those individuals enrolling in an Infant and Toddler or Elementary AMS Certification Course who do not already hold a Montessori Early Childhood credential.

Cost: $195.00 (breakfast and lunch are included)

  Register Now!

Montessori Seminar for Early Childhood Educators

Instructors: Charles Terranova and Gretchen Courage

Charles and Gretchen will lead us in examining the best practices that support the rediscovery of the environment of the child guided by the exact and scientific guide given by our apparatus and exercises.

Day 1 (Saturday): The Montessori Sensorial Rationale

Instructor: Charles Terranova

This workshop provides participants with the theory and practice to present an authentic and stimulating curricular area for the children in a 3-6 class. The origins and rationale for this area are presented with a set of coherent principles and practices that accomplish the task of helping the young child classify impressions and develop a sensorial consciousness. This prepares children to be keen observers of phenomenon and to apply that awareness to his/her world. Not only does this enrich our lives, but it is a direct preparation for the scientific method and research. The connection to thinking is especially strong. It is an interactive workshop and participants are urged to bring the first color box, a cylinder block, preferably B, a box of colored cylinders, a box of constructive triangles, and any other material they have questions about.

Day 2 (Sunday): Classroom Leadership

Instructor: Gretchen Courage

Classroom Leadership was once referred to as Classroom Management. The change has come about in recognition that being teacher requires much more than managing a class. In Montessori education, management is even more inaccurate when you think that the Montessori teacher prepares an environment for learning and for the most part, manages herself. Instead of motivating children, she prepares an environment of interesting and scientifically prepared materials that call to the inner motivation of the child. Instead of directing children into work, she entices them with preparation, presentation, precision, and patience and waits for the children to initiate themselves into work because she knows that when a child develops concentration around self-chosen work, that child has taken the first steps toward normalization.

We will examine the four domains:

  • Planning and Preparation
  • The Classroom Environment
  • Instruction and Adult Interaction Styles
  • Professional Responsibilities

By examining the four domains of classroom leadership we will present a dynamic platform to master the art of directing a class of 3-6 year olds.

We will examine the four domains:

  • Planning and Preparation
  • The Classroom Environment
  • Instruction and Adult Interaction Styles
  • Professional Responsibilities

Cost: $95.00 (breakfast and lunch are included)

Don’t’ miss this unprecedented opportunity. Sign-up as soon as possible. Enrollment is limited.

CMI and AMS CPE hours, will be provided.

  Register Now!