“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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View our cmi 2019-2020 course catalog here.

2020 – 2021 Course Catalog coming soon!


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 2020 Summer Institute! ~~


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View our 2019-2020 Infant Toddler course catalog by clicking here.

~~ 2020 – 2021 Course catalog coming soon ~~

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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

2020-2021 Course Dates

Course dates:

•June 17, 2020 – July 23, 2020

Seminar dates:

•November 6 – 8, 2020

•April 2 – 4, 2021

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Private: Early Childhood

View our 2019-2020 early childhood course catalog here.

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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

2020 – 2021

Course dates:

•June 17 2020 – July 24, 2021

Seminar dates:

•November 6th – 8th, 2020

•April 2nd – 4th, 2021

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Professional Development

To view all CMI November workshops, click here

Seminar for Montessori Toddler Teachers featuring Susan Tracy McDaniel


Environmental Design and Developmentally Appropriate Practice: In this two-day seminar, participants will learn how to create an optimal Montessori Infant & Toddler program that is meaningful and developmentally appropriate. Build the skills needed to facilitate a fantastic Montessori classroom! How do Montessori philosophy and child development guide the design of the classroom? You will explore, dissect, and study the first plane of development to learn what an authentic Montessori environment should look and feel like.


Susan Tracy McDaniel, MED, is director of Learning Together Education in Barrington, IL. As a consultant to schools and social service agencies, Susan has both AMI and AMS Infant and Toddler Montessori credentials and provides Montessori teacher education internationally. She has more than 25 years of experience working with children, families and teachers. 

Montessori Teacher Assistant Course featuring Kathryn Miller

MONTESSORI TEACHER ASSISTANT COURSE Instructed by: Kathryn Miller This is two day course is designed to inspire and support the Montessori assistant teacher. Participants will leave with helpful information that will help them to integrate seamlessly as a team member. Areas of emphasis include: Positive Discipline, curriculum overview, theory and practice and the roll of the assistant teacher.


Instructor Kathryn Miller will lead the course. Kathryn has taught at Montessori schools for over 30 years. She is an instructor at the Houston Montessori Center for Teachers and The Institute of Montessori Education focusing on Early Childhood Montessori education. She is a frequent continuing education workshop presenter both locally and nationally for the American Montessori Society, as well as a respected leader in the local Montessori community as a mentor, field consultant, and teacher trainer.

Lunch and a comprehensive manual are included.

Saturday Workshop: Spirit of the Teacher & Guiding Behavior for Montessori Toddler Teachers featuring Marcia Hubelbank

Participants will learn the positive effects of guiding natural toddler development by using an indirect approach to achieve positive results; learners will deepen their understanding of transitions. They will learn tips and techniques to develop a peaceful toddler community.


Sunday Workshop: Designing Toddler Activities: Children’s Work is Their Play featuring Marcia Hubelbank

Using the sensitive periods as a guide, participants will learn how to create and facilitate appropriate activities and materials for toddlers. In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to create their own toddler activity (materials and supplies provided) that they can take to their classrooms Monday morning!


We look forward to seeing you November 2nd and 3rd!

Save the date: spring professional development workshop march 27, 2020