Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Toddlers (AIMO643)

3 Units
Credit Validation

Course Description

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

This course is a comparative study of the development of the young child as described by Maria Montessori other educational philosophers at the turn of the century, and contemporary philosophers. It examines the child's growth in relation to the family and community. Particular emphasis is given to the development of the child from birth to age three.

Course Details

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

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for educators.



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What You Will Learn

  • Understand Maria Montessori's findings on cognitive, behavioral, and physical development in relation to the child's environment-- and how these principles compare to those of other educators such as Piaget and Dewey
  • Compare Montessori's principles with modern educational thought and practice and become acquainted with theories and research which support Montessori's original work
  • Learn about a variety of different approaches regarding the adult's role in educating the young child as well as the relationship between the adult and child
  • Understand the role of the infant community environment in the learning process for the child from one to three years
  • Recognize the difference between a Montessori educational environment, the home environment and other more traditional preschool settings
  • Describe the universal needs of the child that are satisfied by the family and home environment, and what needs are met by the Montessori educational environments


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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.

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