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Infant Toddler Essentials Course

Infant Toddler Essentials Course

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This online course delivers a complete understanding of Montessori education at the Infant-Toddler level. During your online study, you will delve deeply into the philosophy and psychology that is the heart of the Montessori Method and Message. This option is perfect for anyone working in a Montessori environment, homeschool or teachers who do not require a MACTE-accredited certification.


  • Start Anytime! The course is available for enrollment at any time.
  • 100% Online, allowing students to study anywhere and anytime.
  • Professional Development Hours
  • 9-12 Months
  • Great for: teacher aides, school administrators, homeschooling parents, or anyone working in a Montessori environment, daycare, or homeschool who does not need MACTE-accredited certification.
  • Certification: Upon completion, students earn an AoM Essentials Certification of Completion


Infant-Toddler Essentials course covers a comprehensive range of topics:

  1. Welcome to Your Prepared Environment: Introduction to the course and the Montessori environment.
  2. The Absorbent Mind: Exploring Maria Montessori's concept of how children learn.
  3. Biography of Maria Montessori: An overview of Maria Montessori's life and contributions.
  4. Developmental Theories: Examination of various theories related to child development.
  5. Stages of Development: Understanding different developmental stages in children.
  6. Montessori Fundamentals: Key concepts including the Absorbent Mind, Sensitive Periods, and the Prepared Environment.
  7. The Brain's Potential and the Need for Order: Discussing how order and brain development are interconnected.
  8. Infant-Toddler Classroom: Insights into setting up and managing a Montessori classroom for infants and toddlers.
  9. Preparation for Conception, Prenatal Development: Covering aspects of early development before birth.
  10. Birth and Attachment: The importance of the initial bonding period post-birth.
  11. The Spiritual Embryo, Symbiosis, the Mother and Father - The First 40 Days: Focusing on the early days of life and parental roles.
  12. Observation and Time for Reflection: Techniques for observing and reflecting on child development.
  13. Infancy: Six Weeks to Twelve Months: Developmental milestones and care strategies for infants.
  14. 12-36 Months- Toddlers: Focusing on the toddler stage and its unique challenges and opportunities.
  15. Coordination of Movement: How physical movement aids in overall development.
  16. Development of Language: Understanding the process of language acquisition.
  17. Socialization and the Development of Personality: The role of social interactions in shaping personality.
  18. The Prepared Environment-Meeting the Needs of Each Child: Tailoring the learning environment to individual needs.
  19. Spiritual Transformation of the Adult: Encouraging personal growth in those who teach and care for children.
  20. Record Keeping and Professionalism: Best practices in documentation and maintaining professionalism.
  21. Wrapping Up Peacefully: Concluding the course with key takeaways and reflections.
This course provides an in-depth understanding of Montessori education, emphasizing the holistic development of children and the role of educators in this process.

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Certificate of Completion

Certification of Completion is available upon completion of the course.

Refund Policy

Please note that this course is non-refundable. By proceeding with the purchase, you acknowledge and agree to this no-refund policy.

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AIM Montessori Essentials Course Structure:

This engaging course consists of thoughtfully curated units, each comprising a dynamic blend of multimedia resources to facilitate your learning journey:

  • Insightful Videos: Visualize key concepts through instructive videos that bring the Montessori principles to life.
  • Expert Articles and Excerpts: Immerse yourself in the wisdom of Mary Ellen Maunz and other prominent Montessori scholars through enlightening articles and book excerpts.
  • Collaborative Discussion Forum: Participate in a dynamic online forum where you can exchange ideas, thoughts, and newfound knowledge with fellow classmates.
  • Duration and Accessibility:This self-paced, 100% online course is tailored to accommodate your schedule. With approximately four weeks to completion, you'll have the flexibility to learn at your own pace.

Step into the world of Montessori education with confidence. Enroll now and embark on a journey of growth, understanding, and meaningful contribution. 

  • Step  1

    Click the Enroll button to purchase the course

  • Step 2

    You'll receive an email from AIM confirming your purchase and giving you directions to access the course. is where you go to access the course!

  • Step 3

    Have fun learning & completing the course!

  • Step 4

    After finishing this course, complete the course survey and fill out your information to automatically recieve the Certificate of Completion.

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  • "It was wonderful. The online learning made it possible for me to juggle between my study and my family and my work. It is making learning accessible. The self-pace learning was wonderful, it allowed me to schedule the study time to fit our busy life. I got to learn so much...”-Course Graduate

  • “This course was perfect! I'm the Office Manager and Director of Admissions at a Montessori school, it is really important to me to understand the method very well as one of the main parts of my job when working with admissions is to explain about the Montessori method to families who are new to it...”-Course Graduate

  • “I love how Mary Ellen is so enthusiastic when she talks about Montessori. It made the whole PD enjoyable! I'm so glad that I learned more about the Montessori method and what is going on inside the classrooms...”-Course Graduate