• The Residency begins in August with a 6-day retreat at our training center in Fresno, CA.   

  • Face to face on three more occasions throughout the school year, 3 - day weekends.

  • Instructors present and demonstrate the Montessori materials.

  • Adult learners have the opportunity to explore and practice their presentations under the guidance of their instructors.


The following hands-on courses will be offered during the Residency:


Practical Life                                                                      Sensorial Curriculum

Language Curriculum                                                       Mathematics Curriculum

Culturally Responsive Pedagogy                                     Education for Peace 

Embracing Diversity                                                          Grace & Courtesy

The Cycle of Nature: Botany & Zoology                              

Process Oriented Art

All students are responsible for their own learning and are expected to come to class prepared, and on time, having completed any assignments and ready to participate in the day.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are able to create more flexibility in our program, enabling us to reach out to people in more remote areas.

Currently, we are able to offer a teacher training program fully accredited through MACTE with a globally-recognized ECE credential from AMS.

Online instruction, blended with a face-to-face Residency where the Montessori materials will be presented, coupled with a 10 month Practicum at your school site, completes the process. 


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