The academic portion of the Infant and Toddler course requires 210 contact hours of instruction. The summer phase of the Infant and Toddler course consists of seven days of classes that meet daily from 8 am to 5. Additional hours are covered at a series of Saturday and Sunday, or Friday through Monday workshops that begin in August and continue through the following academic year.
Infant and Toddler classes include Child Development; Philosophy; Environmental Design; Child, Family and Community; Montessori Pedagogy; Programming, Leadership, and Administration; Observation; and Personal Growth. For course descriptions see: MEIPN Student Handbook
Students who do not have an AMS – recognized Early Childhood Credential also have an additional 50-hour overview course in June following their Infant Toddler course. The Early Childhood Overview covers Philosophy, Practical Life, Sensorial, Language and Math.