MARCH 31, 2015
NH MONTESSORI TEACHER CREDENTIAL RECOGNIZED BY NEW HAMPSHIRE EARLY CHILDHOOD PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM
|Dear New Hampshire Montessori teachers,
|On March 31 we received the following information from Kristin Booth, DHHS/DCYF/Child Development Bureau, who has been working with NHMA on including Montessori teacher credentials in the NH Professional lattice.
Those of us working on this issue are excited to see Montessori teacher training recognized in the lattice, and appreciative of the hard work and support of Kristin Booth, Christine Lowry, Montessori consultant, and Dr. Rebecca Pelton, president of MACTE.
The Early Childhood (EC) Credential Task Force is pleased to let you know that we have decided to include a completed credential from a MACTE accredited Teacher Education Program on the Teacher, Master Teacher, Administrator and Master Professional lattices of the Early Childhood Professional Development System. In most cases, it is offered as an alternative to the
required 24 credits in Early Childhood. We are not granting this as an equivalency of actual credits, but recognizing that a completed program of study at a MACTE accredited Teacher Preparation Program resulting in an
Early Childhood or Infant/Toddler credential is a valid and valuable alternative in the field of Early Childhood Education.
NH Montessori teachers should strongly consider joining the NH Teacher Registry because it is important to be recognized for our quality programs within the education systems in New Hampshire. It will make a significant difference when the QRIS evaluation system is in place and it may make help programs to receive public funding.
Lending Library for Teachers
Administrators or teachers who are interested in borrowing from the library, please call Gayle Sicco at Bedford Montessori, 627-9545. These materials are intended for professional education and for sharing with parents and the community at open house and other events.
The Child in Nature, dvd
Montessori for the Kindergarten Year, dvd
Edison’s Day, dvd
Making Sense of Sensory Integration, audio tape
Teachers Ask about Sensory Integration, audio tape