Catholic Charities Neighborhood Services, Inc.
(formerly Builders for the Family and Youth, Inc.)
Catholic Charities and its affiliates seek to create a community of caring among staff in all programs in order to alleviate human misery and promote a social order which enhances human development.
The Caritas Training Center for Early Child Care and Education, a National CCRS member since May 1999, focuses on the Montessori Approach in offering a two-year integrated curriculum of child development concepts and their practical application in the Infant-6 years classrooms. Through a wide variety of activities and experiences, students cover practical life and sensorial education, mathematical qualitative thinking, language and literacy emergence, concepts and skills of science, social studies, art, music, and movement. Dr. Maria Montessori's method and philosophy of child development are compared with the findings of modern brain research and with the ideas of other Early Childhood theorists. Trainees develop knowledge and experience in the Montessori Approach which, far beyond the supervised internship, enriches classroom management, enhances lives, and aids in the development of effective problem-solving skills in themselves and their students.
Source of official student records: Director, Caritas Training Center for Early Child Care and Education, Catholic Charities, 191 Joralemon Street, 13th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Listed below are the titles of all evaluated learning experiences for this organization. Information on the college credit recommendation established for each learning experience can be accessed through the links below:
Child Development - Birth Through Middle (160)
Classroom Management (250)
Classroom Management: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (250)
Cultural Subjects: Science, Geography, History, Music, Art (280)
Curriculum and Resource Guide for Infants and Toddlers-Birth to three years (170)
Family and Community (360)
Math and Language: Materials and Methods for the Pre-School Montessori Classroom (260)
Practical Life/Sensorial Materials (180)
Principles and Practices of Montessori Education
Supervised Practicum/Field Experience (350)
Maria Montessori: Topics and Readings Related to Her Life and Work
Thematic Approach to Curriculum Development in Early Childhood
Thematic Approach to Curriculum Development in Early Childhood (425 or 525)
Theories of Childhood: Dewey, Montessori, Piaget, Erikson, and Vygotsky (380)
Classroom Management (retired)
Early Childhood Curriculum OR Principles and Practices of Montessori Education
Early Childhood Development - Birth Through Age 5
Supervised Practicum/Field Experience (retired)
For complete descriptions and credit recommendations, follow the links above.