Professional Learning

Child Study Training

An eight-week online training with five live sessions, introducing a system and protocol for building a child-centered professional culture. Child Study emphasizes meeting the needs of all children, resolving difficulties early, and using a wide range of data to support student development.

Child Study Training

Child Study is an NCMPS protocol that guides teachers towards a Montessori approach to helping children get their needs met as much as possible in the Montessori environment. The protocol shifts the focus from a deficit-oriented “what’s wrong with this child?” model to a solutions-oriented “what’s going on with this child?” perspective. Child Study is a form of Response to Intervention (RTI) which can lead to Special Education referral but is designed to make the most of the Montessori prepared environment’s unique properties.

Upcoming Trainings

Child Study Training

September 22–November 10

Eight-week online course with five live sessions.

Child Study Workshop

The Child Study Workshop is an online community of practice where graduates of the Child Study Training can refine and deepen their work. Child Study Leads meet for 12 sessions on video-conference calls throughout the school year in small groups led by an NCMPS Coach to ask questions, share, reflect, problem-solve, and work with the Child Study tools. The Child Study process is complicated and this workshop supports those new to the process in successfully implementing it at their school.

Online Courses

Enroll any time in these trainings and orientations

Montessori Online Assistant Training

Year-Round Workshops

Online Communities of Practice

NCMPS Workshops are online communities of practice meeting via live videoconference throughout the school year, where participants can deepen learning, refine practice, share experiences, and collaborate on solutions.

Coaches Workshop and Child Study Workshop are open to graduates of the Coaches and Child Study Trainings. Leaders Workshop and Child Study Workshop have no pre-requisites.

2019-20 Workshop registration is open now through September 13th.

Upcoming Workshops

There are no upcoming events at this time.