Montessori Early Childhood (3-6) Teacher Training Program

Become a Montessori teacher!
You'll acquire an integrated understanding of the best practices from both AMI (Association Montessori Internationale) and AMS (American Montessori Society) accreditations, paving the way for diverse global career opportunities.
Learners can easily submit their assignments and receive valuable feedback from their guides online. This exchange helps with skill enhancement and ensures sustained engagement throughout the learning process.
Through our community chat, teachers get to engage with their peers, exchange ideas and opinions, seek clarification while cultivating a strong sense of unity.
Community and Connection
An online platform allows for easy access to lessons at any time, making it easier to integrate learning into daily life.
Students have the choice to learn at their preferred pace, from any location, which allows them to pursue their skill development even amidst busy schedules.
Hopscotch Hub offers an ongoing journey of professional development, enabling enrolled learners to remain current with the most up to date teaching methods and practice.
Professional Development

About the training

August 1, 2024
Length of the program: 18 months
Application deadline: August 1, 2024
Hello everyone!
We're the team of Hopscotch Montessori, an international network of schools rooted in NYC. With campuses spanning three countries worldwide, our journey continues without any plans to halt. Consider us your guides, helping you create a convenient path to your destination!

Grounded in research-based child development principles, this program ensures you gain practical experience, innovative teaching methods, and a supportive network of fellow educators. Armed with these skills, you'll be well-prepared for a fulfilling professional growth in the field of early childhood education. So, get ready, and let's make you a Montessori teacher of the future!

Why enroll in Montessori Early Childhood Teacher Training Program with Hopscotch Hub?

Our team draws from the international expertise of our schools and instructors that are AMI and AMS trained. We adhere to the well-integrated Montessori education approach and blend the best aspects of both accreditations.

Katie Moore is a lead teacher and school director with an AMI diploma and over a decade of early childhood teaching experience, who worked under the guidance of Maria Roth in Munich, Germany.
Jeff Frank is a co-founder and academic director of Hopscotch Montessori with a certification from the AMS and an M.Ed. degree in Early Childhood and Special Education.
Iryna Drozdovska is the founder and CEO of our network with a proficiency spanning international school business management, classroom leadership, and fostering peace culture.

Academic Phase Curriculum

Educators will gain comprehensive insights into Montessori philosophy, pedagogy, and materials, enabling learners to create engaging and purposeful classroom environments. You will also learn about Classroom Management Strategies and Peace education to create classrooms that nurture a sense of responsibility, empathy, and interconnectedness among individuals. The program is delivered through a hybrid format that includes in-person classes held at Hopscotch Montessori’s VIA campus in NYC, pre recorded lessons via our online educational platform, and live virtual sessions via Zoom. Hours: 350 hours
1. Philosophy 31h

In-depth examination of educational theory and the key elements of the Montessori method, also including peace education curriculum.
2. Observation 15h

Gain valuable skills in continuous observation, thoughtful analysis, effective reporting tools, and strategic planning.
3. Child Development 30h

Explore the main theoretical approaches to development spanning from birth to adolescence, fundamental principles, key concepts, and research within the realm of child development.
5. Sensorial 32h

Activities and experiences aimed at refining children's senses. This course equips teachers with the tools to create a sensorially-rich environment, fostering a sense of wonder, exploration, and transformative learning for young minds.
6. Language 31h

Learn various activities, materials, and effective strategies that foster children's emergent literacy development and the acquisition of essential language skills in listening, speaking, writing, reading, and critical thinking.
7. Mathematics 38h

Explore experiences and activities designed to enhance children's mathematical thinking, problem-solving abilities, reasoning skills, and ability to make mathematical connections.
8. Science & Culture 32h

Learn effective strategies for seamlessly integrating thematic units across various subjects such as biology, science, geography, social studies, and history. The course also provides valuable insights into evaluating materials and making necessary adaptations to meet the diverse needs of students.
9. Art & Music 14h

Incorporate art, music and movement into your curriculum to enrich children’s creative experiences and help them find mind-body-soul balance.
4. Practical Life 40h

Support children in developing fine and gross motor skills, as well as social-emotional skills, which are fundamental for their future learning and overall development.
10. Classroom Operations 24h

Discover profound strategies for engaging all students, including those with diverse learning differences, while fostering a safe, nurturing, and respectful learning environment. Teachers will develop their own classroom management techniques to promote positive social interaction skills and provide support for families and students, including those learning English as a second language.
11. Practical Demonstrations 16h

Self-made materials.
12. Exams 24h

The practicum phase allows educators to gain hands-on experience in an actual classroom setting while applying their knowledge gained from the Academic Phase. Hopscotch Hub offers placements at Hopscotch schools in New York and international campus locations, as well as suggestions for schools and teaching sites all over the world. Educators will work for a minimum of a half-day classroom schedule in one of the approved Montessori schools, under the supervision of an certified Montessori educator.
Hours: 540 hours

You will be studying in the authentic Montessori environment of our Hopscotch Montessori campus in New York.

Practicum Phase

What you gain in this course

Experience one-on-one mentoring throughout the session, guiding you not only in teaching but also in building your Montessori school. Our Hub offers continuous, comprehensive support for your entire education journey.
Dive into effective classroom management techniques often overlooked in traditional Montessori training. Teachers will be able to develop profound strategies to engage and support all students and families, including those with diverse learning differences and ESL (English as Second Language) students.
Acquire essential knowledge and skills to effectively support families within a Montessori environment. Master the dos and don’ts for social gatherings, events, and celebrations, emphasizing strategies to promote positive communication and collaboration between parents.
Hands-on tools for creating a mindful Montessori classroom. Learn scope and pedagogy of Peace Education to cultivate empathy, respect, and social responsibility in children. Teachers will gain hands-on tools in creating a designated Montessori "peace shelf" and lessons around themes like “conflict resolution” and “mutual respect”.
Deepen your understanding of Montessori curriculum knowledge, going beyond the traditional emphasis. This course provides a comprehensive exploration, ensuring you are well-versed in the principles and applications of Montessori education from the best of AMI and AMS training.
Full Education Journey Support
Inclusive Classroom Management
Parent Education and Involvement Management
Peace Education
Comprehensive Montessori Curriculum

Virtual Info Session

Want to learn more about how Hopscotch Hub Montessori Early Childhood Teacher Training Program works?
Join us for a Virtual Info Session and we'll gladly answer all of your questions!

Tuition and Fees

One-time payment option at no extra charge
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To apply
Submit an online application form*
Submit a signed tuition agreement
Pay an application fee of $100