AMS-Affiliated and MACTE-Accredited
Montessori Infant and Toddler Teacher Credential Course
*The first and only American Montessori Society (AMS) Affiliated and Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE) Accredited Teacher Education Centre in Hong Kong
Since our establishment in 2006, Infinity Children’s World and IMA has been actively promoting Montessori philosophy and education to the Chinese community. Several hundreds of seminars were held during these years introducing the Montessori approach of education. We have left no stone unturned in the localization of Montessori educational method in Hong Kong, Macau and Mainland China. Since 2012, Infinity Children’s School (now known as IMA) has organized with Montessori Teacher Education Center the AMS Early Childhood teacher education programme: the first and only internationally recognized Montessori teacher education programme in Hong Kong. IMA Infant and Toddler Teacher Course has also been granted the AMS Applicant Affiliate status. IMA also serves as the practicum site for student-teachers to put theory into practice. This is a great opportunity to raise Hong Kong early childhood education’s educational status to an international standard. We will continue our mission by nurturing more parents and teachers for the contribution to the society.
The course prepares the adult learner for working with children zero to three years old. The length of the Infant and Toddler Course is around eighteen months. 210 Academic Hours and 540 Practicum Hours are required. Instruction is at Infinity Montessori Academy, Hong Kong. Practicum is at a full Montessori classroom. The Montessori Infant and Toddler Teacher Course transcript is issued by Infinity Montessori Academyfor satisfactory completion of the academic phase and the practicum phase.
Instruction includes: Montessori Philosophy, Pedagogy, Environment, Child Development, Observation, Art, Literature, Music and Movement, Program Leadership, Child, Family and Community, Peace Education, Practicum
Academic Schedule: July 2018 to December 2019
Overview of Montessori principles
Child Development: Prenatal to 3 Years
|Personal Growth and Development||16 hrs|
|Music and Movement||8 hrs|
Montessori Philosophy/ Peace Education
|Child, Family, and Community||16 hrs|
The 540 hours of practicum/student teaching (3 hours a day, five days a week in a full Montessori classroom) is a necessary requirement for the successful completion of the Montessori Infant and Toddler Teacher Course.