Professional Development

Montessori Teacher Training

There are two Montessori Teacher Education Programs available in Delaware:

The Delaware Institute for Montessori Education (DIME)
Certifications Offered: Infant/Toddler, Early Childhood, Elementary I, Elementary I-II
1000 Old Lancaster Pike, Hockessin DE 19707
302-234-1240 ext. 105

The Montessori Institute for Teacher Education (MITE)
Certifications Offered: Infant/Toddler and Early Childhood
One Middleton Drive, Wilmington, DE 19808

For Training Programs located in other states please refer to the following information from:

Annual MTAD Conference

An Annual Day of Inspiration, Enlightenment and In-service is sponsored by MTAD the fall of each year.

Please return to this page for updates regarding our annual conference.

How Mindfulness Supports Peace Education in Montessori Schools (Fall 2017 Conference)

Featuring James Butler

SEL Mindfulness Specialist and 2014 ASID Teacher of the Year

Friday, October 6, 2017, Registration begins @ 7:45 AM

Speaker: 8:15 AM – 12:30 PM

The Hockessin Montessori School
1000 Old Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707

Workshop Description: Peace Education is a cornerstone of Montessori Schools, and mindfulness is an excellent tool to use in the classroom to support Peace Education. Mindfulness is about paying attention to the present moment with kindness. The interactive workshop will highlight how to introduce mindfulness in the classroom, brain benefits and how to explain those to students, tips and strategies for simple implementation, and exploration of tools and resources.

About the Speaker: James Butler works with teachers, parents and PreK-12th grade students in the Austin, TX Independent School District. Previously, he taught for 13 years primarily in Early Childhood. In 2016, Mr. Butler founded Mindful Classrooms and wrote a mindfulness curriculum for educators called Mindful Classrooms now being used in 6 states as well as in Dubai. He also just wrote the children’s book Mindfulness Is.

Registration Information

Send $30.00 made payable to:
MTAD, c/o The Hockessin Montessori School
1000 Old Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707
Please Register By:
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Registration@ door = $40.00

For other Montessori and Early Childhood related events, workshops, and conferences please refer to the following organizations: