As an approved Child Care Training Provider under the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), beginning in 2024, all WMI workshops will count towards required training hours for administrators, teachers, and assistants in Maryland. MSDE training certificates (with the appropriate Core of Knowledge area and hours) will be provided, at no additional cost, after each participant completes a brief questionnaire.

With this approval, WMI will also offer a 90-hour training course to fulfill the pre-service training requirement for non-trained staff.

The 90-hour Certificate will consist of:
– A WMI Orientation Course ($900; 60 hours, plus 9 hours of observation)
– An add-on course ($300; 21 hours), consisting of asynchronous online assignments to be completed on Populi, WMI’s digital learning platform. This add-on component will cover topics such as ADA requirements, child abuse and neglect, health and nutrition, and more Montessori theory and material making lessons.

MSDE provides training vouchers and reimbursements for schools for up to $400. Visit their website for more information.

We look forward to supporting the training needs of our school communities. For more information, please email