Professional Development Course
Discovering the Child's Sensitive Periods
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Eligible Hours: 12
Duration: 2 Weeks
Great for: teachers, parents, and administrators
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The sensitive periods comprise one of several basic principles on which Montessori early childhood education is founded.
Montessori wrote about these intense interests as sensitive periods. We might say that the sensitive periods furnish energy for the child to explore specific areas of the environment and to master certain skills at precise time periods. Montessori said: “It is this sensibility which enables a child to come into contact with the external world in a particularly intense manner. At such a time everything is easy; all is life and enthusiasm. Every effort marks an increase in power.”
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Frequently asked questions
Q: Do I have to check in at specific times?
A: No, this course is completely self-led. No matter what country or time zone you are in you won’t miss a thing. We will be offering an OPTIONAL group meeting with the teacher, time TBD.
Q: Will my state recognize these hours for CEU?
A: This depends on the state. Please contact your state education officials to double check.
Q: Will I receive a certificate of completed hours?
A: Yes, upon completion of the course you will receive an official certification to present to your state and school.
“In order to meet the needs of our children, we must first understand them.”
– Mary Ellen Maunz, founder Age of Montessori