Toddlers are very special little human beings that require their own type of care. Too often, Montessori toddler settings are watered-down versions of the Montessori 3-6 classrooms. These are not appropriate for the toddler’s needs.

The MCSA Toddler Course is aimed at all adults working with toddlers, whether in a school or home setting. This series of eight 3-hour interactive workshops is designed to bring an awareness of the toddler’s specific needs and to assist the participants in providing developmentally appropriate practice.

It is important to note that this is not an accredited qualification, but a specialisation workshop series.

Course Dates and Venues

Johannesburg Course Dates – Now enrolling for 2024!

The next Johannesburg course will be delivered in one block in the August school holidays.

  • Wednesday 21 August 2024 (14:00 – 17:00) – Who is the toddler?
  • Thursday 22 August 2024 (14:00 – 17:00) – The Curiosity Approach
  • Friday 23 August 2024 (14:00 – 17:00) – Supporting Physical Development
  • Saturday 24 August 2024 (09:00 – 12:00) – Supporting Intellectual Development
  • Saturday 24 August 2024 (13:00 – 15:00) – Supporting Language Development
  • Monday 26 August 2024 (14:00 – 17:00) – Supporting Emotional Development
  • Tuesday 27 August 2024 (14:00 – 17:00) – Supporting Social Development
  • Wednesday 28 August 2024 (14:00 – 17:00) – Parent Liaison and Report Writing

Course Structure & Support

The course is in the form of lectures, discussion groups and practical application of developmentally appropriate materials. These are supported with workshop modules.

Course Content:

  • Who is the toddler?
  • The Curiosity Approach
  • Supporting Physical Development
  • Supporting Intellectual Development
  • Supporting Language Development
  • Supporting Emotional Development
  • Supporting Social Development
  • Parent Liaison and Report Writing

Entrance Requirements

There is no entrance requirement for this course as it is not a qualification course.

Application Process

No application is necessary as this is not a qualification course. Interested parties may immediately proceed with the enrolment process below.


Students who are fully engaged on the series of workshops will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

Students who miss components will receive a Certificate of Attendance for the sessions they have attended.


Item Price Payable
Enrolment fee R2 000 Payable on enrolment.
Instalments R6 000 Instalment payments available on request.
Total Cost R8 000

Enrol For This Course

In order to enrol for this course, you will first need to pay your enrolment fee of R2000.00 via PayFast. Once payment has been made, you will be emailed the course enrolment form.