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Infant and Toddler Sunnyvale, CA

Montessori Infant and Toddler Teacher Credential Course

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2020 - 2022

Teacher Education Center San Francisco Bay Area

The Infant and Toddler Teacher Credential Course prepares the adult learner for working with children birth  to three years old. The length of the Infant & Toddler Course is twelve months for the summer intensive schedule, and twenty-one months for the year-round schedule.

210 Academic hours and 540 Practicum hours

Instruction is in Sunnyvale, CA for the Year-Round and the Summer Intensive Schedules. The Certificate of Completion is issued for satisfactory completion of the academic phase and the practicum phase, and the American Montessori Society Infant and Toddler Teacher Credential.

Infant and Toddler Teacher Credential Course

The Montessori Infant and Toddler Teacher Credential Course is comprised of 312 instructional clock hours and 540 practicum hours which, when successfully completed, enables the student to be awarded the American Montessori Society Infant & Toddler Teacher Credential. Instruction includes:

  • Montessori Philosophy and Pedagogue
  • Child Growth and Development from Prenatal to Three Years
  • Observation        
  • Neurological Development from Conception through Toddler
  • Emotional Development: First Feelings and Temperaments
  • Language Emergence and Development                       
  • Motor Development - Role of Movement for the Infant and Toddler
  • Environmental Design at Home and in Group Care
  • Sequences, Routines and Schedules at Home and in Group Care
  • Child, Family and Community
  • Program Leadership
  • Personal Growth and Development

Practicum/Student Teaching

The practicum/student teaching is a necessary requirement for the successful completion of the Infatn and Toddler Teacher Credential Course.

The function of the Practicum Phase is to provide for the student a supervised teaching/learning experience and a period of observation, internalization, and further study, to bring together the theory and practice of Montessori education.

Administrative Office: 101 Callan Avenue Suite 420,  San Leandro, CA 94577

Instructional Class: 790 East Duane Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA  94085         

Faculty: Maryam Haghbin, Julie Karlonas, Ann Gavey, Thomas Lubrano, Irena Shklovsky, Anni Tervydis, Dr. Pamela Rigg & Elizabeth Thurairatnam


For further information:

 (510) 278-1115   FAX  (510)  278-1577