Birth to 3 Yrs

Full MTP International Certification for Level Birth to 3 Years

Not holding accredited status with MACTE.


This 75+ hour DVD Montessori training program covers the following topics:

  • Montessori Philosophy
  • Child Development
  • Observation Methods
  • Environmental Design
  • Administration and Parent Relations

This course consists of three parts: 

  • Phase I – academic
  • Phase II – internship
  • Phase III – application for MTPI certification

In Phase I you will:

  • Gain new concepts in education of young children through reading Dr. Montessori’s books, hearing discussions of her ideas, and writing your own thoughts regarding her philosophy of education.
  • Watch 75+ hours of lectures, discussions and learning materials being presented by a master teacher. 
  • Proceed at your own pace, requesting the next DVD when you return the completed one.
  • Prove competency with the materials by attending a 1-week competency testing at Montessori Plus School in Kent any time during the year. 

When your written assignments and 5 albums have been completed, you may apply for your academic certificate from Montessori Teacher Preparation International (MTPI), and begin Phase II.  Exceptions may be made for experienced persons to begin their internship concurrent to Phase I.

In Phase II you will:

prove competency in a Montessori classroom certified by the MTPI.

  • Work and learn under an experienced Category A certified Montessori teacher.  (A Category A teacher holds a B.A., a national Birth – 3 Montessori teaching certificate and has one year’s teaching experience.)  Self-directed internships may be approved as well.
  • Complete an intern diary and 400 hours of internship.
  • Complete all of the requirements as outlined in the intern diary.

  • Phase III, which consists of application for full MTPI certification. MTPI is the progressive, distance-learning affiliate of MTP of WA. All MTP of WA DVD courses do not hold MACTE accredited status.
Course Fees
DVD 1 (refundable, prior to full enrollment) $35
Enrollment fee (non-refundable) $100
Materials fee: handouts and pictures, sets A & B (non-refundable) $130
51 DVD rentals at $35 each (tapes 2 – 52) (non-refundable) $1,785
Instructor fee (non-refundable) $150
Rental of 8 MTP observation DVD’s (tapes 53 – 60) $200
Video recorded final evaluation (non-refundable) $50
Certification fee $100
TOTAL $2,550


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