The Foundational Studies of the Nido & Toddler Lead Guide Training is now open for enrollment!

The Nido and Toddler Foundational Studies is the first section of our training and development program and serves as an orientation to the principles and pedagogy needed to work with children from birth to age three in a Montessori environment.   

This course is the first component requirement to earn a MACTE accredited Montessori Teacher Certification Diploma in the Nido & Toddler ages. During this course, you will learn more about how to sign up for the remaining components. 

Full Diploma Course Requirements 
The Nido Toddler Lead Guide Training is a 1 to 2-year program, depending on the intensity of study that you choose. The overall program structure consists of the following Studies Components: 
Foundational Studies: 

  • Intensive Course 
  • Targeted Studies 101 
  • Guided Materials Practice 

Continuing Studies: 

  • Coursework: 
    • Micro-observation and Classroom Leadership  
    • Targeted Studies 201  
    • Montessori Theory Seminars  
  • Self-Paced Independent Studies: 
    • Montessori Album Self-Study 
    • Classroom Observation 
    • Practice Teaching 

MACTE In-Residency Studies – Completed in-person at one of our Montessori Teacher Training Centers and may require travel: 

  • Partnering with Parents  
  • Analysis of Movement 
  • About the Child 

Enrollment steps:
1. Please complete the online application below by Jan 16, 2021.
2. We will send a Recommendation Form to you, to be completed by your Manager or Reference. 
3. We will get back to you for follow up or with a decision by Jan 30, 2021. 
4. Once accepted, training information and instructions will be emailed to you.

Please reach out to the PM team at if you have any questions. 

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