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"CME|NY offers a degree of personal attention
and personal reflection that is unrivaled."

"In my opinion, CME|NY is the best Montessori training program in North America.  After countless hours of researching training programs, the decision to enroll in the Montessori Early Childhood program at CME|NY was one of the best I’ve ever made. The teachers are true dedicated Montessorians who have a deep understanding of the Montessori philosophy.  The program itself is organized, thorough, detailed and held to the highest of standards. 
 I know with full confidence that I have received the most authentic and true Montessori training available. A huge thank you to the teachers, who guide us, mentor us, inspire us and believe in us. 
Thank you CME/NY, the future of Montessori is in good hands. That’s a promise." 

"CME|NY brought me to the top tier level of teaching!"

"Now, I have the best job you could imagine!"
"I work in a place that encourages me, supports me, and focuses on the positive.
My job requires me to see the world through a proactive, compassionate, caring
and happy lens each and every day!

I am surrounded by thoughtful, compassionate adults
and naturally curious children.
Every day has a purpose, a goal, a clear mission.

My work makes a difference in the lives of children
and in my life for today and for the future.

This is my job description: I am a Montessori Teacher"

We are now accepting applications for our 2021-2020 cohort

Call today 914.363.8663 for further information

Our office hours are Monday and Wednesday 10 am - 5 pm.

Join the proud crowd trained by CMTE/CME|NY!

Book Recommendation: 
Looking for a way to bring Montessori into your home? The Montessori Toddler is a wonderful book for parents who are looking to bring the principles of Montessori education—exploration, independence—into their daily lives. This book is beautiful designed, clear and inspiring.  It 's a wonderful read for busy parents looking to find more calm in their homes.
Following the principles of Dr. Maria Montessori, author Simone Davies shares what she has learned as an educator and mother to give other parents the tools to create an environment where they can raise an inquisitive learner in the Montessori way. A child who loves exploring the world and feels safe and secure. At its heart is a message of mindfulness, of joy, and of acceptance of your child ild and his or her natural curiosity and desire to learn.


“Preventing war is the work of politicians, establishing lasting peace is the work of educators.”― Maria Montessori




Maria Montessori's vision, which we at CME|NY

endorse, believe, and teach is that

if we can change the educational experience of the child,

we can change the world for the future.

Her vision of a peaceful world began with infancy

and extended through the school years.

A Montessori school is not just a name, it is a place:

a place of certain practices that encourage

individual development, kindness, and peace.

If you are to become a CME|NY Montessori Teacher or Administrator,

you too must model and endorse that vision of peace.

Learn how to transform yourself,

and take a step toward changing your life

by joining our next cohort.  


Come see who we are and engage in an authentic Montessori experience.



JOIN  the 


Montessori Teachers and Administrators

from Public, Independent, and Charter Schools

and Child Care Centers

who have received a Montessori Credential

from CME|NY



"I can't believe that I actually received my Accreditation! 
 It feels good but at the same time makes me nostalgic thinking of
all the moments that we spent together and how I miss my mentors and friends.  
I really would like to send a special thanks to all the CME staff.
Since the moment that I arrived, I can't forget the friendly Valerie and the efficiency of Melanie.
All the mentors responded to my e-mails and concerns in less than 24 hours
and always assisted me with all my questions and concerns.
Pat was a great counselor and a lovely human being! 
 What else can we ask for? 
 Thank you K.T. for all your support
and to you K.T. and Carole for all the effort and input
that you serve us with this program."--Rute Janeiro, Mamaroneck, New York

Dear K.T,
"Thank you so much.
The training I received was WONDERFUL!!!
May G-d bless you in all of your work. It is so
meaningful and makes the world a better place."
--Margaret Rapaport, Israel

'My mentor has spoken so highly of the program.
She refused for me to apply anywhere else.
In her words:
CME provides each participant
with the access to the best Montessori Educators the field has to offer.
 —Allison M. Lynch, Newton Montessori School, Newton, MA     

"One of the biggest strengths of the Infant and Toddler course for me
was being able to meet so frequently
throughout the school year with the other women in the class.
It was the discussion about problems and successes between my peers
that I found very valuable."
--Emily Hopper, Year-Round Infant and Toddler Cohort 

Out of all the teacher trainings I've seen,
CME is by far the MOST THOROUGH
 and THE BEST PREPARATION for actual teaching.
Everything has a purpose and makes sense.
I definitely had to work hard, but it showed!
Equally important is how the staff members at CME
are so unbelievably caring and available.
It is incredible! Everyone's goal is to help you succeed.
I thank you for role modeling how to care
and how to help others with such patience and care."
-- T. Schulman, Early Childhood 
"The knowledge I obtained by attending CME|NY allowed me to build
on the Montessori foundation I already had.
The strength of the experience has been the rich connections I made.
CMSM provided me with much more than Montessori certification,
it expanded my bank of "human resources" who I can--and frequently do--
call on when I am in a quandary and need advice.
The format of bringing in experts from various schools
is an essential piece to help our Montessori community
become the one strong educational choice our children deserve."
--M. Horan, Principal, Bunch Montessori Early Childhood Center, Fort Wayne, IN

"Thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing your wisdom and experience with us.
I have grown through the CME|NY training this summer."
--Lida, Early Childhood 

“I felt so supported by the field consultant visits during my practicum.
After all I had learned during the training, I was grateful to have
such a supportive team of master teachers and administrators coming to my school
and helping us take the steps we needed to move forward.  
 I didn't feel as if I was doing it all alone,
and that made such a difference to my practicum experience being a success.
Thank you!”– CMSM graduate

"This is a well-organized program that captures the interest of students by providing well-structured Montessori lesson plans with interesting and beautiful materials (many of which are teacher-made).
The staff is always available and helpful.
The instructors are experienced, caring, and respectful.
The method excites our motivation for learning.  
I think the (people who developed this program) care very much
about preparing teachers who will make a difference in the educational system.  
The program requires hours of hard work but never ceases at being exciting and engaging.
It is Wonderful!" --B. Quintanilla  
"The new schedule for the Infant and Toddler training  
 allows me to spend more time with my children this summer.  
I have to thank the staff and facilitators of CME|NY  
for designing a program which considers the needs of working mothers
who are willing to learn and obtain Infant and Toddler Certification
but cannot be away from their families all summer.
I will treasure this training for the rest of my life. It has made me a better educator."
-Rowena S. Andrade, Infant and Toddler 

"Without exception, I have grown exponentially, with each course,
each session, and presenter I have had the opportunity to work with."-M. Smetena, School Management 

"I really like the Infant and Toddler schedule with the summer kick-off,
followed by the one weekend a month meeting, and then the final week the next summer!
There is an I/T program in my own state,
but this schedule works much better for me." D. Egan, Infant and Toddler

"My observation was nothing less than an amazing learning experience.
It was so beneficial to see the Montessori method in action....
It was a pleasure to see the teachers give their lessons.
They were so personal and hands-on....
I was especially impressed by the knowledge of
routines and general respect of the students.
This, to me, is why Montessori education yields wonderful results
and turns students into responsible, caring adults."--A. Lavoie
"This has been one of my best experiences!
After my husband, children and family, this has been my new true love! Thank you!
—Amanda, Early Childhood 




CME|NY is affilated by AMS and holds accredited status for its Infant and Toddler and Early Childhood Montessori teacher education certification course levels from MACTE, the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

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CME|NY prepares Adult Learners to be competent, caring, and capable Montessori teachers and administrators, and seeks to transform today's enrollees into tomorrow's Montessori leaders.


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Overview of Montessori

Register Now for:

 Introduction to Montessori

Overview of Early Childhood Course

The Course is Now Being Offered


First Class begins Monday, May 11, 2020

Register Now!


"The mere imparting of information is not education." --Carter G. Woodson, American Historian 




Letter from K.T.

KT KorngoldWelcome from our CME|NY CEO, K.T. Korngold

Message from Carole

Carole Wolfe KorngoldA Letter from CMTE|NY's Founder, Carole Wolfe Korngold 

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You Came How Far?

You Came How Far for Your Montessori Training?

CME|NY students and faculty have come from far and wide to join our growing community of dedicated Montessorians.  We bring the brightest and best educators together each summer.  Join us and add your state or country to our far-reaching list!

New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
South Carolina
West Virginia
Washington DC

And from abroad….
Costa Rica
New Zealand
Niger, West Africa
South Africa
St. Lucia

Charter & Public Schools We Have Trained:

Accelerated Learning Charter School
(Cottonwood, AZ)

Adobe Montessori School
(Chandler, AZ)

Amay James Public Montessori
(Charlotte, NC)

Arlington County Public School
(Arlington, VA)

Austin Montessori Magnet School
(Odessa, TX)

Bucks County Montessori Charter School(Fairless Hills, PA)

Buffalo Public School #78
(Buffalo, NY)

The Children's School at Sylvia Circle
(Rock Hill, SC)

Chester Newton Charter Montessori School(Coolidge, AZ)

Coral Reef Montessori Academy Charter School (Boca Raton, FL)

DCS Montessori Charter School
(Castlerock, CO)

Drachman Primary Magnet
(Tucson, AZ)

East Cooper Montessori Charter School (Mt. Pleasant, SC)

Edgemont Montessori Magnet
(Montclair, NJ)

Erwin Montessori Magnet
(Guilford, CT)

Esperanza Montessori Academy
(Loizam PR)

Flagstaff Junior Academy
(Flagstaff, AZ)

Fountain Hills Montessori Charter School(Fountain Hills, AZ)

Garfield Montessori Magnet
(Decatur, IL)

Harborlight Montessori School / River Valley Charter (Beverly, MA)

Hermosa Montessori Charter
(Tucson, AZ)

Highland Community School-Charter School (Milwaukee, WI)

Hill View Montessori Charter Public School (Haverhill, MA)

Jackson Public Schools Montessori Program (Jackson, MS)

Johnson Montessori, Mesa Public School (Mesa, AZ)

Kenilworth Public School
(Phoenix, AZ)

Khalsa Montessori Elementary School (Phoenix, AZ)

Lake Air Montessori Magnet School
(Waco, TX)

Mission Montessori on the Desert
(Scottsdale, AZ)

Montessori Magnet School of Albany
(Albany, NY)

Montessori Regional Charter School
(Erie, PA)

Montessori School of Flagstaff
(Flagstaff, AZ)

Montessori Schoolhouse Charter of Tucson (Tucson, AZ)

Montessori Education Centre
(Mesa, AZ)

Morehead Montessori Magnet School
(Durham, NC)

New Haven Public Schools
(New Haven, CT)

New York City Montessori Charter School (Bronx, NY)

Pittsburgh Public Schools
(Pittsburgh, PA)

Poe Montessori Magnet  School
(Raleigh, NC)

River Valley Charter School
(Newburyport, MA)

Ross Montessori Charter School
(Carbondale, CO)

Sedona Charter School
(Sedona, AZ)

Sterling Montessori Academy & Charter (Morrisville, NC)

Sunnyside Charter Montessori School
(Flagstaff, AZ)

Suttons Bay Public Schools
(Suttons Bay, MI)

Switzer Mesa Montessori Charter School (Flagstaff, AZ)

Trinity Public Montessori
(Rochester, NY)

Villa Montessori Charter School
(Phoenix, AZ)

Washington Montessori Public Charter School (Washington, NC)

Wexford Montessori Magnet
(Lansing, MI)

Yonkers Public Schools
(Yonkers, NY)



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featured on the AMS video about the value of  the Third Year in Montessori

Center for Montessori Education|NY ™
c/o Montessori Children's Center
220 Westchester Avenue
West Harrison, NY 10604
p. 914.363.8663

Our office hours are Monday-Thursday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm.
Please call to set up an appointment if you wish to meet with us in person.