Creating Healthy, Safe Environments for Infants (AIMO640)

3 Units
Credit Validation

Course Description

Credit Validation for the Montessori Institute of San Diego (MISD)

This course provides students with the skills to design a prepared environment for infants. The student will learn to plan an entire environment, complete with areas for sleeping, eating, working and hygiene, in order to foster health and safety. There will be a strong emphasis on how interpersonal relationships affect the child. Teaching the students methods of guidance without interference, promoting self-help, and eliminating unnecessary aid to the child are primary goals for the course.

Course Details

Number of Units: 3.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for teachers at the Montessori Institute of San Diego.



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What You Will Learn

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the preparation of the environment from birth to 5 months and from 5 to 12 months and how environment and interpersonal relationships foster healthy and safe development in children
  • Explain Montessori’s theory of education as an “aid to life” throughout the social stages of development and identify obstacles to movement, language, freedom and independence in the children's environment
  • Understand of how to prioritize various techniques of parental support and classroom organization and be able to implement them when practice teaching
  • Prepare an appropriate environment for the different ages in any community. This opportunity will allow them to share with others their knowledge and understanding of how optimum child development can be promoted through a prepared environment
  • Speak at community centers, or other educational facilities which provide community services, on various topics related to child development, independence, nutrition, or anything else they feel addresses the needs of the particular community
  • Employ culturally sensitive strategies, taking into account the child's family history and cultural background in both classroom matters and interaction with parents


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Credit Validation

The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education offers graduate-level extension credit for work completed in trainings, workshops, conferences, induction, credentials, and other professional development programs not offered directly by USD. Complete one of the above and a member of our division will help you earn credit for your hard work and dedication to continuing your education.

Key Benefits of Credit Validation Courses

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Earn credit for your previous work in trainings, workshops, and conferences through a simple process.

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Many receiving institutions may accept credits towards degree programs, giving you a head start in earning a graduate degree.