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The Art of Writing: Supporting Self-Expression

AMI Regional Refresher Course November 12-13, 2021 at Butterworth Hall with a wrap up on November 20, 2021 via Zoom. The Art of Writing: Supporting Self-Expression Course Schedule Friday, November…

Nicola Watterson’s Update

Hello to all, I hope everyone is happy and well. I’m Nicola Watterson, primary graduate from the 2017-18 cohort in Hartford, CT. I began my Montessori journey in my homeland…

November Professional Development @ MTCNE

MTCNE is committed to serving as a dependable hub of activity for the Montessori community. Two events worth registering for: AMI Regional Refresher Course November 12-13, 2021 at Butterworth Hall…

150th birthday congress

The International Congress — 23 & 24 October — to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Maria Montessori has moved completely online! It was a tough decision to…

Quality Public Montessori Schools

Quality Public Montessori Schools The Montessori Training Center Northeast (MTCNE) was established in 2003 to serve both private and public schools in Northeastern USA.  With its humble beginnings on the…

Louise Zigbuo-Tolbert’s Update

Hello to all! My name is Louise Zigbuo-Tolbert, a graduate of academic year 2019-2020, MTCNE in Hartford, CT.  My class cohort was in the midst of training at the beginning…

Hannah Ford’s Update

Hello! I am Hannah Richard, almuna of the 2017-2018 Assistants to Infancy satellite course in New York City. My trainer was Dora Maria Vidales.  Montessori has been a part of…

Julia Barrameda’s Update

Hello, my name is Julia Barrameda. I began my AMI Assistants to Infancy Training at MTCNE on-campus in 2019 and completed it online in 2020, guided by Dora Maria Vidales…

Renée Ibáñez’ Update

Hello! I’m Renée Ibáñez, a 2019-2020 academic year graduate. I was part of the very first cohort hit by COVID-19 who had to finish and graduate via Zoom. (All this,…

Jing (Echo) Chen’s Update

Hello everyone. My name is Jing (Echo) Chen, and all the children in the classroom call me Ms. Echo. I prefer this name. I graduated from MTCNE Boston area satellite…

Renee Lewis-Lockhart’s Update

Hello, my name is Renee Lockhart. I earned my Primary Diploma after completing the 2004-2005 academic course from MTCNE under the training of Shannon Helfrich. I initially became introduced to…

Teresa Chan’s Update

My name is Teresa.  I am a recent graduate of MTCNE’s Primary Diploma program. My own Montessori journey began when I was a child going through both primary and elementary…

Happy 150th Birthday, Maria Montessori!

Today we raise our glasses in a global celebration of Dr. Maria Montessori’s 150th birthday. Her legacy lives on within the children. We are inspired now more than ever as we…

Marie Miller’s Update

Hello! My name is Marie Miller. I am a proud graduate of MTCNE’s Primary Academic year cohort of ‘17-’18 and soon to be graduate from the University of Hartford with…

Veronica Burbano’s Update

Hello friends! My name is Veronica Burbano, graduate of a three-year Summer 3-6 primary training with fabulous Gretchen Hall. During my training I was able to make great friends that…

Gabrielle Campiformio’s Update

Hello, my name is Gabrielle Campiformio and I was fortunate enough to earn my Primary Diploma in 2016 from MTCNE. The Montessori Training Center Northeast has held a special place in my…

Hedy De Nolf’s Update

Hi Fellow MTCNE’ers! I am Hedy De Nolf, graduate of an academic year, primary training with Gretchen Hall, what feels like eons ago, in the summer of 2011. I absolutely…

Amy Woodhouse’s Update

Amy Woodhouse’s Update Hello,  my name is Amy Woodhouse. I am a 2019 graduate of primary training from MTCNEs Boston area satellite course.  I fell in love with the Montessori…

First International Satellite Location in Vietnam

MTCNE launches first International Satellite Location in Vietnam MTCNE and the Center for International Education (CIE), University of Humanities and Social Sciences as part of Vietnam National University in Ho…

Emma Moody’s Update

Emma Moody’s Update Hello, my name is Emma Moody. The first formal Montessori training I received was the Assistants to Infancy course in Manhattan over the summers of 2017 and…

Find Out More: “The Rights of the Child”

Help us celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Convention on The Rights of the Child photo source:https://montessori-esf.org  The Convention was adopted and opened for signature on 20th November 1989, a milestone in the recognition of the universal…

Gussie Greer’s Update

Gussie Greer’s Update Hello, my name is Gussie Greer. I began AMI Elementary Training at the Montessori Center of the Northeast in June of 2016 and graduated in August 2018.…

Podcast: Diversity, Empathy, & Inclusion

Thank you to those who came to the diversity panel on October 23, 2019.   Here is a related podcast on Diversity, Empathy, & Inclusion that might be of interest.  Click here to…

Angela Sicuranza’s Update

Hello! My name is Angela Sicuranza, and I graduated from MTCNE in 2017 with the first academic school year cohort in Hartford at Butterworth Hall.  I not only still have Gretchen’s…

Colleen Stonbely’s Update

Hello my name is Colleen Stonbely. I’m now in my third year at St. Helena Montessori in the Napa Valley, where I work as both an assisting teacher to two…

Find Out More: Women’s Advancement Initiative

The newest cohort of young women in the Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) program stopped by Butterworth Hall to visit the building that was home to the Hartford College for…

AMI Teacher Trainer in Training Reflections

MTCNE hosted 6 AMI Teacher Trainers in Training on campus this past summer.  It was a wonderfully busy time at Butterworth Hall with nearly 60 students, 6 Trainers in Training and 4…

Jamie Bartels Update

Hello, my name is Jamie Bartels. My wife, Sandra, and I are both MTCNE alumni.   Sandra graduated from the Assistants to Infancy program in NYC with Dora Maria Vidales in 2018…

Erika Chait’s Update

Hello, my name is Erika Chait and I am an alumna of the Assistant’s Training Course from which I earned my Elementary Assistants Course Certificate of Completion in December 2015.…

Summer Lecture for MTCNE Students

The Center for Montessori Studies in conjunction with MTCNE was pleased to have the opportunity to host guest lecturer, Molly Harney, Ph.D. on the University of Hartford main campus June…

Find Out More: Promoting Children

ACES will be hosting Promoting Children’s Success: Social Emotional Development within the Context of Relationships and Supportive Environments (Introductory Pyramid Model Training) on Thursday, August 15th and Thursday, August 22nd…

Dismantling Systematic Racism

The Montessori Training Center Northeast was honored and recognized as a partner in doing race equity work by Ingrid Canady, SERC Executive Director.  MTCNE received a 2019 SERC Recognition Award…

New International Course – Dublin, Ireland

Gerry is excited to be returning to the city where he grew up and where he received his AMI Montessori training! Gerry Leonard (one of our own MTCNE elementary trainers)…

Makenzie Ford first Montessori bachelor’s graduate

Makenzie received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a Montessori concentration through the University Studies program at the University of Hartford’s commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 19th!  She is the…

Justin Chapian’s update

Hi, my name is Justin Chapian.  I am so thankful to have trained with Carla and Gerry. Their passion and enthusiasm is all the inspiration anyone could hope for. I…

Podcast: Self-Discipline in Montessori

Podcast: Self-Discipline in Montessori Gretchen Hall speaks with Jesse McCarthy during the episode “Self-Discipline in Montessori” which is part of the “Montessori Education with Jesse McCarthy” series. Learn how children…

Jingyuan Ling’s Update

Hello, everyone! My name is Jingyuan Ling and I am from Shanghai, China.  I became a trainee of the elementary training of MTCNE in 2016 and have since graduated.  I…

Hannah Ford’s Update

Hi, My name is Hannah Ford and graduated from my Primary training at MTCNE in the spring of 2017. I was a Montessori child myself and taking the training was…

Walton Foundation Award

Walton Family Foundation Awards $4.8 Million Grant to the University of Hartford and Montessori Training Center Northeast to Create Montessori Bachelor’s Degree Program. Read more about it here!
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