Summer Assistant Training - August 13 and 14, 2018

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The Mission of the Virginia Center for Montessori Studies (VCMS) is to prepare adults pursuing a Montessori certification to facilitate in children a sense of self-confidence that encourages inquisitiveness, initiative, independence, and a joy in learning. We foster the development of caring, respectful individuals, who will have a positive influence on the world.

Virginia Center for Montessori Studies (VCMS) is founded upon Dr. Maria Montessori’s philosophy of human development and education.  The Infant Toddler (birth - 3 years) and Early Childhood (ages 2 1/2 - 6 years) Certification Programs prepares adult learners as Montessori professionals.  Our programs are affiliated with the American Montessori Society (AMS).


The Infant and Toddler Program is a one year program held every other year, with the next session beginning in June of 2017. The next two year Early Childhood Program cycle will begin in June of 2018.   Please contact VCMS for details.


We believe that Montessori Adult Education:

·         Provides the highest quality application of Montessori philosophy

·         Encourages an exceptionally high level of intellectual excellence

·         Facilitates exploration and growth

·         Provides opportunities to learn through a practical, discover-oriented approach

·         Maintains the integrity and dignity of the adult learner


We look forward to being part of your Montessori journey. 

Mary MacIntosh and Michele Mohar, Directors

Virginia Center for Montessori Studies