Working with Childminders
“A mind when stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimensions” – Anonymous
In December 2013 Montessori Centre International launched a new online course, Montessori for Childminders renamed Introducing the Montessori Approach to Childminders (IMAC). The course enables registered childminders to build on their current qualifications and provides professional development by exploring the inspirational Montessori approach to education.
The online course consists of six modules. It starts with an explanation of Montessori background and context and then covers:
- The Child
- The Environment
- The Montessori Childminder
- Important Principles of Montessori
- Montessori and Contemporary Research
An experienced Montessori mentor is on hand to support the learning process and there are self-assessment activities to enhance study.
Further information on the childminding course or how to enrol onto the IMAC course can be found here.
If you are a registered Childminder and would like to join the childminder network, further details can be found in the Childminder Network section of this website.