HMEI Early Childhood Education Course Calendar

2019-2020 Academic Year

  1. Period I – Foundational Development Period (self-paced)

    The requirements of this segment of the program will be provided to students upon acceptance to the Course. Students may proceed through the material at their own pace, but all requirements must be fulfilled prior to the start of Period II. Completion time estimated between 15 - 20 hours.

  2. Period II – Summer Academic Period (8 weeks)

    Monday, June 3, 2019 – Friday, August 2, 2019
    School Closed for the Week of July 1 – July 5, 2019
    Classes Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  3. Period III – Student Teaching Practicum Period (9 months)

    September 2019 to June 2020
    Minimum 3 hours/day, 5 mornings/week for the duration of the 9-month academic year.

  4. Practicum Year – Advanced Seminar – Fall Semester (3.5 days)

    Thursday, November 7, 2019 – Sunday, November 10, 2019
    Thursday, Friday, Saturday Classes 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Sunday Class 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  5. Practicum Year – Advanced Seminar – Winter Semester (3.5 days)

    Thursday, January 23, 2020 – Sunday, January 26, 2020
    Thursday, Friday, Saturday Classes 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Sunday Class 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  6. Practicum Year – Advanced Seminar – Spring Semester (3.5 days)

    Thursday, April 2, 2020 – Sunday, April 5, 2020
    Thursday, Friday, Saturday Classes 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Sunday Class 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

NOTE: Fluency in English is necessary for the successful completion of the HMEI Early Childhood Program. All classes will be conducted in English; all coursework and homework assignments must be submitted in English.

Transfer of Credit
HMEI is unable to confer credit for Montessori training, education or experience that was acquired at other institutions. All credit hours for this Early Childhood Course must be earned at HMEI.