|Title||Foundations of the Montessori System of Education (Philosophy and Method)|
This course is designed to provide students with the insight of the underlying theories guiding Montessori Education, which will allow them to work with children and their families from birth to six years. Focus will be on understanding child psychology and child development from a Montessori perspective and new research. There will be an emphasis on early childhood education as candidates learn to understand the physical and psychological characteristics of the developing child, the importance of education from birth, how to establish collaborative parent-professional relationships, and development of programs in accordance with the theories of Maria Montessori and the principles of the Montessori Method. Particular emphasis is given to children from birth to six years old.